SCHOONMAKER, JAMES M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864.

Entered service at:   Maryland. Born: 30 June 1842, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Date of issue:   19 May 1899.

Citation:   At a critical period, gallantly led a cavalry charge against the left of the enemy's line of battle, drove the enemy out of his works, and captured many prisoners.

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)