About Peter Sype
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Peter Sype, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Private Sype was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and two barges loaded with subsistence stores.
General Orders: Date of Issue: September 12, 1911
Action Date: May 3, 1863
Company: Company B
Division: 47th Ohio Infantry