CRANSTON, WILLIAM W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 2 May 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Champaign County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   15 December 1892.

Citation:   One of a party of 4 who voluntarily brought in a wounded Confederate officer from within the enemy's line in the face of a constant fire.

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)