SHIELDS, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered service at: Cressonville, Pa.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   21 January 1897.

Citation:   Carried a dangerously wounded comrade into the Union lines, thereby preventing his capture by 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)