LORISH, ANDREW J. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Commissary Sergeant, 19th New York Cavalry (1st New York Dragoons).
Place and date:   At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864.

Entered service at:   ?. Born: 8 November 1832, Dansville, Steuben County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   27 September 1864

Citation:   Amid the enemy he grabbed the flag from a color bearer who then called for help. When the bearer's comrades were readying their rifles he dashed directly at them securing their disarming. As he rode away, the Confederates picked up their guns firing at the captor of their flag.

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)