RAFFERTY, PETER - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   2 August 1897.

Citation:   Having been wounded and directed to the rear, declined to go, but continued in action, receiving several additional wounds, which resulted in his capture by the enemy and his total disability for military service.

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)