Corporal Matthew Bickford
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 8th Missouri Infantry
Place and date: Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 22, 1863
Entered service: Trivolia, Peoria County, Illinois
Birth: Peoria County, Illinois
Date of issue: August 31, 1894
Citation: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."