YOUNKER, JOHN L. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 12th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Mountain, Va., 9 August 1862.

Entered service at:   -----.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   1 November 1893.

Citation:   voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.

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)