GUERIN, FITZ W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28-29 April 1863. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo.

Birth:   New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   10 March 1896.

Citation:   With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same for a considerable time while the steamer was unmanageable and subjected to a heavy fire from 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)