MAYES, WILLIAM B. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization. Private, Company K, 11th lowa Infantry. Place and date: Near Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., 15 June 1864.

Entered service at:   DeWitt, Clinton County, lowa.

Birth:   Marion County, Ohio. Date of issue. 27 November 1899.

Citation:   With one companion and under a fierce fire from the enemy at short range went to the rescue of a wounded comrade who had fallen between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.

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)