TINKHAM, EUGENE M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company H, 148th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Cold Harbor, Va., 3 June 1864.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Sprague, Conn.

Date of issue:   5 April 1898.

Citation:   Though himself wounded, voluntarily left the rifle pits, crept out between the lines and, exposed to the severe fire of the enemy's guns at close range, brought within the lines 2 wounded and helpless comrades.

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)