About John Wainwright
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant John Wainwright, United States Army, for gallant and meritorious conduct on 15 January 1865, while serving with Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.
General Orders: Date of Issue: June 24, 1890
Action Date: January 15, 1865
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: Company F
Division: 97th Pennsylvania Infantry