of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
KING, RUFUS, JR.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Artillery. Place and Date:
At White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va., 30 June 1862. Entered Service At: New York. Birth:
New York. Date of Issue: 2 April 1898.
This officer, when his captain was wounded, succeeded to the command of two batteries
while engaged against a superior force of the enemy and fought his guns most gallantly
until compelled to retire.
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