About John Walsh
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Walsh, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company D, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia. Corporal Walsh recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.
General Orders: Date of Issue: October 26, 1864
Action Date: October 19, 1864
Company: Company D
Division: 5th New York Cavalry