SWEATT, JOSEPH S. G. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company C, 6th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Carrsville, Va., 15 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Lowell, Mass. Born: 23 October 1843, Boscawen, N.H.

Date of issue:   22 March 1892.

Citation:   When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.

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)