CROFT, JAMES E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, 12th Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Allatoona, Ga., 5 October 1864.

Entered service at:   Janesville, Wis.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   20 March 1897.

Citation:   Took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the defeat of the enemy.

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)