FOLLETT, JOSEPH L. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At New Madrid, Mo., 3 March 1862; at Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   St. Louis, Mo.

Birth:   Newark, N.J.

Date of issue:   19 September 1890.

Citation:   At New Madrid, Mo., remained on duty though severely wounded. While procuring ammunition from the supply train at Stone River, Tenn., was captured, but made his escape, secured the ammunition, and in less than an hour from the time of his capture had the batteries supplied.

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)