WELLS, HENRY S. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company C, 148th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: Phelps, N.Y.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   With 2 comrades, took position in advance of the skirmish line, within short distance of the enemy's gunners, and drove them from their guns.

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)