Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private Hugh Purvis (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 11, 1871, at on board the USS Alaska. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Alaska during the attack on and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Braving the enemy fire, Purvis was the first to scale the walls of the fort and capture the flag of the Korean forces.
Sergeant Edgar P. Putnam (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 27, 1864, at Crumps Creek, Virginia. His citation reads:
With a small force on a reconnaissance drove off a strong body of the enemy, charged into another force of the enemy's cavalry and stampeded them, taking 27 prisoners.
Corporal Winthrop D. Putnam (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
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