HARRIS, MOSES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Smithfield, Va., 28 August 1864.

Entered service at:   New Hampshire.

Birth:   Andover, N.H.

Date of issue:   23 January 1896.

Citation:   In an attack upon a largely superior force, his personal gallantry was so conspicuous as to inspire the men to extraordinary efforts, resulting in complete rout of the enemy.

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)