HART, JOHN W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Cumberland, Md.

Birth:   Germany.

Date of issue:   3 August 1897.

Citation:   Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

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)