JEWETT, ERASTUS W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company A, 9th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At Newport Barracks, N.C., 2 February 1864. Entered service at: St. Albans, Vt.

Birth:   St. Albans, Vt.

Date of issue:   8 September 1891.

Citation:   By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison.

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)