PUTNAM, WINTHROP D. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company A, 77th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Peoria, Ill.

Birth:   Southbridge, Mass.

Date of issue:   4 April 1898.

Citation:   Carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.

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)