About John Darling Terry, SGT
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John Darling Terry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 14 March 1862, while serving with Company E, 23d Massachusetts Infantry, in action at New Bern, North Carolina. In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, Sergeant Terry still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
General Orders: Date of Issue: October 12, 1867
Action Date: March 14, 1862
Company: Company E
Division: 23d Massachusetts Infantry