VAN MATRE, JOSEPH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Mason County, W. Va.

Date of issue:   12 May 1865.

Citation:   In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.

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)