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WHITE, JOHN

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At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and, exposed to constant fire, filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company A, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and, exposed to constant fire, filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.