of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
PATTERSON, JOHN H.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 11th U.S. Infantry. Place and Date:
At Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864. Entered Service At: New York. Birth: New
York. Date Of Issue: 23 July 1897.
Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred
yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would
otherwise have been burned in the forest.
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