GILLESPIE, GEORGE L. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army.
Place and date:   Near Bethesda Church, Va., 31 May 1864. Entered service at: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Birth:   Kingston, Tenn.

Date of issue:   27 October 1897.

Citation:   Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing away under fire.

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)