STEPHENS, WILLIAM G. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.

Birth:   New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   21 December 1894.

Citation:   Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)