Major General John Wilson Sprague
Rank and organization: Colonel, 63d Ohio Infantry
Place and date: Decatur, Georgia, July 22, 1862
Entered service at: Sandusky, Ohio
Born: April 4, 1817, White Creek, New York
Date of issue: January 18, 1894
Citation: With a small command, defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the entire ordnance and supply trains of the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Twentieth Corps.
Note: He was promoted to Brigadier General on July 30, 1862 and ended the war as a Brevet Major General. He passed away before his award was issued.