SPURLING, ANDREW B. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel, 2d Maine Cavalry. Place and date: At Evergreen, Ala., 23 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Maine.

Birth:   Cranberry Isles, Maine.

Date of issue:   10 September 1897.

Citation:   Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon 3 of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded 2, and captured the whole party.

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)