WOOD, RICHARD H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company A, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Woodburn, Macoupin County, Ill.

Birth:   Cumberland, N.J.

Date of issue:   12 December 1895.

Citation:   Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.

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)