TRAYNOR, ANDREW - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company D, 1st Michigan Cavalry. Place and date: At Mason's Hill, Va., 16 March 1864.

Entered service at:   Rome, N.Y.

Birth:   Newark, N.J.

Date of issue:   28 September 1897.

Citation:   Having been surprised and captured by a detachment of guerrillas, this soldier, with other prisoners, seized the arms of the guard over them, killed 2 of the guerrillas, and enabled all the prisoners to escape.

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)