EDGERTON, NATHAN H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Lieutenant and Adjutant, 6th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   30 March 1898.

Citation:   Took up the flag after 3 color bearers had been shot down and bore it forward, though himself wounded.

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)