MARTIN, SYLVESTER H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization. Lieutenant, Company K, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Weldon Railroad, Va., 19 August 1864. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   Chester County, Pa.

Date of issue:   5 April 1894.

Citation:   Gallantly made a most dangerous reconnaissance, discovering the position of the enemy and enabling the division to repulse an attack made in strong force.

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)