McADAMS, PETER - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company A, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Salem Heights, Va., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   1 April 1898.

Citation:   Went 250 yards in front of his regiment toward the position of the enemy and under fire brought within the lines a wounded and unconscious comrade.

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)