OVERTURF, JACOB H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company K, 83d Indiana Infantry. Place and date: at Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Holton, Ind.

Birth:   Jefferson County, Ind.

Date of issue:   13 August 1894.

Citation:   Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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)