About John Chowning Gresham
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
to First Lieutenant (Cavalry) John Chowning Gresham, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with 7th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. First Lieutenant Gresham voluntarily led a party into a ravine to dislodge Sioux Indians concealed therein. He was wounded during this action.
General Orders: Date of Issue: March 26, 1895
Action Date: December 29, 1890
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry