SIDMAN, GEORGE E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company C, 16th Michigan Infantry. Place and date: At Gaines Mill, Va., 27 June 1862.

Entered service at:   Owosso, Mich. Born: 25 November 1844, Rochester, N.Y.

Date of issue:   6 April 1892.

Citation:   Distinguished bravery in battle. Rallied his comrades to charge vastly superior force until wounded in the hip. He was a 16_year_old drummer.

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)