of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BLACK, WILLIAM P.
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862. Entered Service At: Danville, Ill. Born:
11 November 1842, Woodford, Ky. Date of Issue: 2 October 1893.
Single-handedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them and thus checking their
advance within 100 yards of the lines.
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