of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BLACK, JOHN C.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 37th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Prairie Grove, Ark., 7 December 1862. Entered Service At: Danville,
III. Born: 27 January 1839, Lexington, Holmes County, Miss. Date of Issue:
31 October 1893.
Gallantly charged the position of the enemy at the head of his regiment, after 2 other
regiments had been repulsed and driven down the hill, and captured a battery; was severely
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