of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
EDDY, SAMUEL E.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 37th Massachusetts Infantry. Place
and Date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered Service At:
Chesterfield, Mass. Birth: Vermont. Date of Issue: 10 September 1897.
Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and
there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was
assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the
ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.
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