SURLES, WILLIAM H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 2d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Perryville, Ky., 8 October 1862.

Entered service at:   Steubenville, Ohio. Born: 24 February 1845, Steubenville, Ohio.

Date of issue:   19 August 1891.

Citation:   In the hottest part of the fire he stepped in front of his colonel to shield him from the enemy's fire.

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)