WAINWRIGHT, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Fisher, N.C., 15 January 1865. Entered service at: West Chester, Pa. Born: 13 July 1839, Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   24 June 1890.

Citation:   Gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.

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)