KEPHART, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company C, 13th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 19 May 1863.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Venango County, Pa.

Date of issue:   13 May 1899.

Citation:   Voluntarily and at the risk of his life, under a severe fire of the enemy, aided and ass1sted to the rear an officer who had been severely wounded and left on the field.

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)