of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WOOD, RICHARD H.
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company A, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered Service At: Woodburn, Macoupin
County, Ill. Birth: Cumberland, N.J. Date Of Issue: 12 December 1895.
Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon
the enemy's works.
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