WHITEHEAD, JOHN M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Chaplain, 15th Indiana Infantry.
Place and date:   At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862.

Entered service at:   Westville, Ind. Born: 6 March 1823, Wayne County, Ind.

Date of issue:   4 April 1898.

Citation:   Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.

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)