of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GODLEY, LEONIDAS M.
Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Company E., 22d Iowa Infantry. Place
and Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered Service At: Ashland,
Mason County, W. Va. Date of Issue: 3 August 1897.
Led his company in the assault on the enemy's works and gained the parapet, there
receiving 3 very severe wounds. He lay all day in the sun, was taken prisoner, and had his
leg amputated without anesthetics.
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