Samuel E. Eddy
Private, U.S. Army, Company D, 37th Massachusetts Infantry. Awarded for action at Sailors Creek, Va.
April 06, 1865
Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.