97th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Medal of Honor Recipients
JAMES E. ENGLE
Sergeant, Company I, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Chester, Pa. Birth: Chester, Pa.
Citation: Responded to a call for volunteers to carry ammunition to the regiment on the picket line and under a heavy fire from the enemy assisted in carrying a box of ammunition to the front and remained to distribute the same. At Bermuda Hundred, Va., 18 May 1864.
Date of issue: 17 December 1896.
DEWITT CLINTON LEWIS
Captain, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: ------. Birth: West Chester, Pa.
Citation: While retiring with his men before a heavy fire of can1ster shot at short range, returned in the face of the enemy's fire and rescued an exhausted private of his company who but for this timely action would have lost his life by drowning in the morass through which the troops were retiring. At Secessionville, S.C., 16 June 1862.
Date of issue: 23 April 1896.
Colonel, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: West Chester, Pa. Born: 1 June 1844, Valley Forge, Pa.
Citation: At Fort Fisher, N.C., 15 January 1865. Gallantly led the charge over a traverse and planted the colors of one of his regiments thereon, was severely wounded.
Date of issue: 17 August 1891.
First Lieutenant, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: West Chester, Pa. Born: 13 July 1839, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.
Citation: Gallant and meritorious conduct at Fort Fisher, N.C., where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment 15 January 1865.
Date of issue: 24 June 1890.
GEORGE W. WALTON
Private, Company C, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Entered service at: Upper Oxford, Pa. Birth: Chester, Pa.
Citation: At Fort Hell, Petersburg, Va., 29 August 1864. Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.
Date of issue: 6 August 1902.
Source: The U.S. Army Center of Military History.
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