of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 73d New York Infantry. Place and
Date: At Spotsylvania. Va., 12 May 1864. Entered Service At: West Meriden,
Conn. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 30 December 1898.
Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the
Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia
(C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.
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