September 30, 1862 – This Day During The American Civil War – Wells H. Blodgett Medal of Honor recipient

September 30, 1862 – Wells H. Blodgett Medal of Honor recipient (January 29, 1839 to May 8, 1929) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Blodgett received the country’s highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the First Battle of Newtonia in Missouri on 30 September 1862. He was honored with the award on 15 February 1894.

First Lieutenant Blodgett’s official Medal of Honor citation reads:

With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in prisoners.

Wells H. Blodgett Medal of Honor recipient

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