PIKE, EDWARD M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company A, 33d Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Cache River, Ark., 7 July 1862.

Entered service at:   Bloomington, Ill.

Birth:   Casce, Maine.

Date of issue:   29 March 1899.

Citation:   While the troops were falling back before a superior force, this soldier, assisted by one companion, and while under severe fire at close range, saved a cannon from capture by 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)