of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HUNTERSON, JOHN C.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and
Date: On the Peninsula, Va., 5 June 1862. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa.
Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897.
While under fire, between the lines of the 2 armies, voluntarily gave up his own horse
to an engineer officer whom he was accompanying on a reconnaissance and whose horse had
been killed, thus enabling the officer to escape with valuable papers in his possession.
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