WILLIAMS, ELWOOD N. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 28th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Shiloh, Tenn., 6 April 1862.

Entered service at:   Havanna, Ill.

Birth:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Date of issue:   28 September 1897.

Citation:   A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the line of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.

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)