POST, PHILIP SIDNEY - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Colonel, 59th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Nashville, Tenn., 15_16 December 1864.

Entered service at:   Galesburg, Ill. Born: 19 March 1833, Flordia, Orange County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   18 March 1893.

Citation:   Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.

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)