About Joseph E. Sova
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Saddler Joseph E. Sova, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on March 29 - 9 April 1865, while serving with Company H, 8th New York Cavalry, in action at Appomattox Campaign, Virginia, for capture of flag.
General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865
Action Date: March 29 - April 9, 1865
Company: Company H
Division: 8th New York Cavalry