SYPE, PETER - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Adrian, Mich. Born: 11 October 1841, Monroe County, Mich.

Date of issue:   12 September 1911. Citation. Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

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)