SLADEN, JOSEPH A. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 33d Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Resaca, Ga., 14 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Lowell, Mass.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   19 July 1895.

Citation:   While detailed as clerk at headquarters, voluntarily engaged in action at a critical moment and personal example inspired the troops to repel 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)