SWEENEY, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864.

Entered service at:   Essex, Vt.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   26 October 1864.

Citation:   With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver.

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)