of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BEAUFORT, JEAN J.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company A, 2d Louisiana Infantry. Place and
Date: At Port Hudson, La., about 20 May 1863. Entered service: New Orleans, La. Birth:
France. Date of Issue: 20 July 1897.
Volunteered to go within the enemy's lines and at the head of a party of 8 destroyed a
signal station, thereby greatly aiding in the operations against Port Hudson that
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