BLODGETT, WELIS H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company D, 37th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Newtonia, Mo., 30 September 1862.

Entered service at:   Chicago, Ill. Born: 29 January 1839, Downers Grove, Ill.

Date of issue:   15 February 1894.

Citation:   With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in prisoners.

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)