VANCE, WILSON - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Hancock County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   17 September 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.

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)