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19630 Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Joseph L. Follet Document on
letterhead “Head Quarters, Recruiting Service, Missouri Vols. St. Louis,
February 18, 1864. “ Signed by captain E. G. Bush of the 10th U.S.
Infantry to Lieut. James Follett, Rectg Officer, 1st Mo. Lt. Arty.
Follett received the Medal of Honor “for extraordinary heroism on 3
March 1862, while serving with Company G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery,
in action at New Madrid, Missouri. Sergeant Follett remained on duty
though severely wounded. On 31 December 1862, while procuring
ammunition from the supply train at Stone River, Tennessee, he was
captured, but made his escape, secured the ammunition, and in less than
an hour from the time of his capture had the batteries supplied.” Signed
by E. G. Bush $75
Edward Geer Bush
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 8/7/1859 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 8/7/1859 he was commissioned into US Army 10th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
(Subsequent service in US Army until his death)
* 1st Lieut 5/14/1861
* Adjutant 8/1/1861
* Capt 3/13/1863
* Major 7/2/1863 (Gettysburg, PA)
born in Illinois
(Graduate USMA 07/01/1859)