TOMPKINS, AARON B. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company G, 1st New Jersey Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Sailors Creek, Va., 5 April 1865.

Entered service at:   ?.

Birth:   Orange, Essex County, N.J.

Date of issue:   3 July 1865.

Citation:   Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.

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)