WALTON, GEORGE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization. Private, Company C, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Hell, Petersburg, Va., 29 August 1864. Entered service at: Upper Oxford, Pa.

Birth:   Chester, Pa.

Date of issue:   6 August 1902.

Citation:   Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.

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)