SOUTHARD, DAVID - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company C, 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Place and date. At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Ocean County, N.J.

Date of issue:   3 July 1865.

Citation:   Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge.

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)