PETTY, PHILIP - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company A, 136th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered service at: Tioga County, Pa. Born: 7 May 1840, England.

Date of issue:   21 August 1893.

Citation:   Took up the colors as they fell out of the hands of the wounded color bearer and carried them forward in the charge.

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)