About Joseph Stewart
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Joseph Stewart, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company G, 1st Maryland Infantry, in action at Five Forks, Virginia, for capture of flag.
General Orders: Date of Issue: April 27, 1865
Action Date: April 1, 1865
Company: Company G
Division: 1st Maryland Infantry