POSTLES, JAMES PARKE - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company A, 1st Delaware Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Wilmington, Del. Born: 28 September 1840, Camden, Del.

Date of issue:   22 July 1892.

Citation:   Voluntarily delivered an order in the face of heavy fire of 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)