of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
VAN MATRE, JOSEPH
Rank and Organization: Private, Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry. Place and
Date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Birth: Mason County, W. Va.
Date Of Issue: 12 May 1865.
In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into
the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.
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