About Loron F Packard
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Loron F. Packard, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 November 1863, while serving with Company E, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Raccoon Ford, Virginia. After his command had retreated, Private Packard, voluntarily and alone, returned to the assistance of a comrade and rescued him from the hands of three armed Confederates.
General Orders: Date of Issue: August 20, 1894
Action Date: November 27, 1863
Company: Company E
Division: 5th New York Cavalry