SHIELDS, BERNARD - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 2d West Virginia Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Appomattox, Va., 8 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Ironton, Ohio.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   3 May 1865.

Citation:   Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).

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)