CLAY, CECIL - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company K, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   19 April 1892.

Citation:   Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound.

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)