PUTNAM, EDGAR P. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company D, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Crumps Creek, Va., 27 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Stockton, N.Y.

Birth:   Stockton, N.Y.

Date of issue:   13 May 1892.

Citation:   With a small force on a reconnaissance drove off a strong body of the enemy, charged into another force of the enemy's cavalry and stampeded them, taking 27 prisoners.

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)