WHITE, J. HENRY - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Place and date:   At Rappanhannock Station, Va., 23 August 1862. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   5 May 1900.

Citation:   At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.

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)