About John Alexander Sutherland
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Alexander Sutherland, United States Army, for bravery in scouts and actions against Indians from August to October 1868, while serving with Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry, in action in Arizona Territory.
General Orders: Date of Issue: July 24, 1869
Action Date: August - October, 1868
Company: Company L
Division: 8th U.S. Cavalry