GALLOWAY, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Commissary Sergeant, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Farmville, Va., 7 April 1865.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   30 October 1897.

Citation:   His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men and prevented a disaster that was imminent.

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)