of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
PRENTICE, JOSEPH R.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and
Date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862. Born: 6 December
1838, Lancaster, Ohio. Date Of Issue: 3 February 1894.
Voluntarily rescued the body of his commanding officer, who had fallen mortally
wounded. He brought off the field his mortally wounded leader under direct and constant
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