The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to:

Stephen Welch
Buried: Allegany, NY

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: Company C, 154th New York Infantry
Place: At Dug Gap, Georgia
Date: 8 May 1864
Entered service at: Allegany, Cattaraugus County, NY
Born: 14 June 1824 at Groton, NY
Died: 30 March 1906

Citation: Risked his life in rescuing a wounded comrade under fire of the enemy.