COSGRIFF, RICHARD H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company L, 4th lowa Cavalry. Place and date: At Columbus, Ga., 16 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Wapello, Louisa County, lowa.

Birth:   Dunkirk County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   17 June 1865.

Citation:   Capture of flag in a personal encounter with its bearer.

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)