Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Seaman John Russell (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 21, 1880, at Genoa, Italy. His citation reads:
For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Trenton, at Genoa, Italy, 21 September 1880, and rescuing from drowning Hans Paulsen, ordinary seaman.
Captain Milton Russell (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 29, 1862, at Stone River, Tennessee. His citation reads:
Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.
First Lieutenant John T. Rutherford (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 11, 1864 at Yellow Tavern, Virginia AND on May 27, 1864 at Hanovertown, Virginia. His citation reads:
Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Va., 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.
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