Recipient Detail

 

BLACK, WILLIAM P.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company K
Division: 37th Illinois Infantry
Born: 11 November 1842, Woodford, Ky.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Danville, Ill.
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Place / Date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 March 1862
 
 


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Citation

Single-handedly confronted the enemy, firing a rifle at them and thus checking their advance within 100 yards of the lines.