RUTHERFORD, JOHN T. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company L, 9th New York Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864; At Hanovertown, Va., 27 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Canton, N.Y.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   22 March 1892.

Citation:   Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.

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)