of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
PEARSON, ALFRED L.
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date:
At Lewis' Farm, Va., 29 March 1865. Entered Service At: Pittsburgh, Pa. Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pa. Date Of Issue: 17 September 1897.
Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on
his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade
took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.
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