SPRAGUE, JOHN W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Colonel, 63d Ohio Infantry.
Place and date:   At Decatur, Ga., 22 July 1862.

Entered service at:   Sandusky, Ohio Born: 4 April 1817, White Creek, N.Y.

Date of issue:   18 January 1894.

Citation:   With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.

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)