Saturday, December 8, 2018
Illinois Medal of Honor Recipient John C. Black-- Part 3: Received It in 1996
Am 1896 review of numerous actions of the war resulted in his being awarded the medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Prairie Grove. Black's brother William also received one, making them the first of five pairs of brothers to both receive the Medal as of 2005.
The citation read: "Gallantly charged the position of the enemy at the head of his regiment, after two other regiments had been repulsed and drive down the hill, and captured a battery, was severely wounded."