JUDGE, FRANCIS W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company K, 79th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., 29 November 1863. Entered service at: ?.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   2 November 1870.

Citation:   The color bearer of the 51st Georgia Infantry. (C.S.A.), having planted his flag upon the side of the work, Sgt. Judge leaped from his position of safety, sprang upon the parapet, and in the face of a concentrated fire seized the flag and returned with it in safety to the fort.

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)