About Andrew Barclay Spurling
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Barclay Spurling, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 23 March 1865, while serving with 2d Maine Cavalry, in action at Evergreen, Alabama. Lieutenant Colonel Spurling advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon three of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded 2, and captured the whole party.
General Orders: Date of Issue: September 10, 1897
Action Date: March 23, 1865
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Division: 2d Maine Cavalry