SARTWELL, HENRY - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 123d New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Ft. Ann, N.Y.

Birth:   Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Date of issue:   17 November 1896.

Citation:   Was severely wounded by a gunshot in his left arm, went half a mile to the rear but insisted on returning to his company and continue to fight bravely until he became exhausted from the loss of blood and was compelled to retire from the field.

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)