About John T. Sterling
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John T. Sterling, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 September 1864, while serving with Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry, in action at Winchester, Virginia. With one companion Private Sterling captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
General Orders: Date of Issue: April 4, 1865
Action Date: September 19, 1864
Company: Company D
Division: 11th Indiana Infantry