BROWN, URIAH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Miami County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   15 August 1894.

Citation:   Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault he continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged 5 of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.

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)