SANDERSON, AARON - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Landsman, U.S. Navy.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   North Carolina. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.

Citation:   Served on board the U.S.S. Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. Participating with a boat crew in the clearing of Mattox Creek, L/man Anderson carried out his duties courageously in the face of a devastating fire which cut away half the oars, pierced the launch in many places and cut the barrel off a musket being fired at 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)