YEAGER, JACOB F. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company H, 101st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Buzzard's Roost, Ga., 11 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Tiffin, Ohio.

Birth:   Lehigh County, Pa.

Date of issue:   3 August 1897.

Citation:   Seized a shell with fuze burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury.

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)