TWOMBLY, VOLTAIRE P. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company F, 2d lowa Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Donelson, Tenn., 15 February 1862.

Entered service at:   Keosauqua, Van Buren County, lowa.

Birth:   Van Buren County, lowa. Date of issue: 12 March 1897.

Citation:   Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.

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)