WELSH, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company E, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864.

Entered service at:   Slatersville, R.I.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   3 June 1905.

Citation:   Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed thereby saving the colors from capture.

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)