of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GREIG, THEODORE W.
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, Company C, 61st New York Infantry. Place
and Date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Entered Service At: Staten
Island, N.Y. Birth: New York. Date of Issue: 10 February 1887.
A Confederate regiment, the 4th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.), having planted its battle
flag slightly in advance of the regiment, this officer rushed forward and seized it, and,
although shot through the neck, retained the flag and brought it within the Union lines.
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