of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GILLESPIE, GEORGE L.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Place
and Date: Near Bethesda Church, Va., 31 May 1864. Entered Service At:
Chattanooga, Tenn. Birth: Kingston, Tenn. Date of Issue: 27 October 1897.
Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines
to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but
escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped
by dashing away under fire.
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