SNEDDEN, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Musician, Company E, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Piedmont, Va., 5 June 1864.

Entered service at:   Johnstown, Pa.

Birth:   Scotland. Dates of issue: 11 September 1897.

Citation:   Left his place in the rear, took the rifle of a disabled soldier, and fought through the remainder of the action.

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)