VALE, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company H, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place and date: At Nolensville, Tenn., 15 February 1863.

Entered service at:   Rochester, Minn.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   11 September 1897.

Citation:   Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.

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)