BICKFORD, MATTHEW - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company G, 8th Missouri Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Trivolia, Peoria County, Ill.

Birth:   Peoria County, Ill.

Date of issue:   31 August 1894.

Citation:   Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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)