SOWERS, MICHAEL - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Stony Creek Station, Va., 1 December 1864. Entered service at: Allegheny County, Pa. Born: 14 September 1844, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.

Date of issue:   16 February 1897.

Citation:   His horse having been shot from under him he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery.

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)