ROSSBACH, VALENTINE - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, 34th New York Battery. Place and date. At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   10 July 1896.

Citation:   Encouraged his cannoneers to hold a very dangerous position, and when all depended on several good shots it was from his piece that the most effective were delivered, causing the enemy's fire to cease and thereby relieving the critical position of the Federal troops.

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)