BEDDOWS, RICHARD - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, 34th New York Battery.
Place and date:   At Spotsylvania, Va., 18 May 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   10 July 1896.

Citation:   Brought his guidon off in safety under a heavy fire of musketry after he had lost it by his horse becoming furious from the bursting of a shell.

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)