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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government and is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself "...conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States..." Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.[1]

Many of the awards during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War, regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit, and guided the unit's movements. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit, and could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

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Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

  This along with the *, indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
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O-06Colonel
Pennsylvania 134th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Although out of service, he voluntarily resumed duty on the eve of battle and took a conspicuous part in the charge on the heights.
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O-04Major
New York (state) 88th New York Infantry Battle of Savage's Station, Virginia Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

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Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

  This along with the *, indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
Medal of Honor winner Peter F. Rafferty
Army E-01Private New York (state) Company B, 69th New York Infantry Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Having been wounded and directed to the rear, declined to go, but continued in action, receiving several additional wounds, which resulted in his capture by the enemy and his total disability for military service.
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Army
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First Sergeant
Ohio Company K, 97th Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Captured the flag of the 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), in a hand-to-hand fight with the color bearer.
Medal of Honor winner Charles Franklin Rand
Army E-01Private New York (state) Company K, 12th New York Infantry Battle of Blackburn's Ford, Virginia Remained in action when a part of his regiment broke in disorder, joined another company, and fought with it through the remainder of the engagement.
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Marine Corps E-04
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Corporal
United States Marine Corps USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher On board USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Medal of Honor winner George E Ranney
Army Assistant Surgeon Michigan 2nd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Resaca, Georgia At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, Pvt. Charles W. Baker, lying under heavy fire between the lines, and with the aid of an orderly carried him to a place of safety.
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company G, 13th New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the color bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.
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Army
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First Sergeant
United States Company C, 38th U.S. Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor winner Jacob F Raub
Army Assistant Surgeon Pennsylvania 210th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack.
Medal of Honor winner William H Raymond
Army E-04
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Corporal
New York (state) Company A, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.
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Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Magnolia USS Magnolia Landing Party, Battle of Natural Bridge As seaman on board USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France Served as coxswain on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France Served as seaman on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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Lieutenant
New York (state) Company D, 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Capture of flag of 1st Texas Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Army E-05
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Sergeant
Illinois Company B, 119th Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Capture of flag.
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Corporal
Ohio Company B, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Sixth person to receive Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor winner Axel Hayford Reed
Army E-05
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Sergeant
Minnesota Company K, 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia and Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. and While in arrest at Chickamauga, Georgia, left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the two-day battle; was released from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge commanded his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service to the end of the war.
Medal of Honor winner Charles Wellington Reed
Army Bugler Massachusetts 9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.
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Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Capture of flag of 24th North Carolina Volunteers (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private Missouri Company H, 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor winner Charles Avery Reeder
Army E-01Private West Virginia Company G, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Fort Gregg, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Capture of flag
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Navy Quartermaster United States Navy USS Galena Aboard USS Galena, Drewry's Bluff As captain of No. 2 gun on board USS Galena in the attack upon Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1862.
Medal of Honor winner Robert Alexander Reid
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor winner Daniel Peter Reigle
Army E-04
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Corporal
Pennsylvania Company F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia For gallantry while rushing forward to capture a Confederate flag at the stone fence where the enemy's last stand was made.
Medal of Honor winner James Monroe Reisinger
Army E-04
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Corporal
Pennsylvania Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.
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Army E-04
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Corporal
Ohio Company H, 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company M, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Capture of Virginia State flag.
Medal of Honor winner Julius Dexter Rhodes
Army E-01Private New York (state) Company F, 5th New York Cavalry Regiment Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia and Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia and After having had his horse shot under him in the fight at Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia, he voluntarily joined the 105th New York Volunteers and was conspicuous in the advance on the enemy's lines. Displayed gallantry in the advance on the skirmish line at Bull Run, Virginia, where he was wounded.
Medal of Honor winner Sylvester D Rhodes
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Sergeant
Pennsylvania Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.
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Navy Coal Heaver United States Navy USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher On board USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
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Major
Massachusetts 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Conspicuous bravery on the third day of the battle on the countercharge against Pickett's division where he fell severely wounded within the enemy's lines.
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Army
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First Sergeant
Vermont Company K, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Saved the life of an officer.
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Navy Quartermaster United States Navy USS Pensacola Aboard USS Pensacola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip  - Richards served as quartermaster on board USS Pensacola in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company A, 2nd Ohio Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Having been captured and taken to the rear, made his escape rejoined the Union lines, and furnished information of great importance as to the enemy's position and the approaches thereto.
Medal of Honor winner William E Richey
Army E-04
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Corporal
Ohio Company F, 2nd Ohio Cavalry Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia While on the extreme front, between the lines of the combatants single-handed he captured a Confederate major who was armed and mounted.
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* Army E-01Private Ohio Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Capture of flag.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company D, 104th Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Capture of flag of 16th Alabama Artillery (C.S.A.).
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Lieutenant
New York (state) Company I, 61st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private Louisiana Company D, 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Wabash USS Wabash Landing Party, Pocotaligo, South Carolina Served on board USS Wabash.
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Lieutenant Colonel
Flag of the United States (1861-1863).svg 1st United States Sharpshooters Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia At a critical moment brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself, being severely wounded.
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Marine Corps E-05
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Sergeant
United States Marine Corps USS Oneida Aboard USS Oneida, Battle of Mobile Bay On board USS Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Army O-01
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Second Lieutenant
Vermont Company B, 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia While voluntarily serving as a staff officer successfully withdrew a regiment across and around a severely exposed position to the rest of the command; was severely wounded.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher Roberts served on board USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
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Army E-05
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Sergeant
Maine Company H, 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia Capture of flag of 8th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand struggle with the color bearer.
Medal of Honor winner Robert Stoddart Robertson
Army O-02
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First Lieutenant
New York (state) Company K, 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Corbins Bridge, Virginia While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, seeing a regiment break to the rear, he seized its colors, rode with them to the front in the face of the advancing enemy, and rallied the retreating regiment.
Head of a square-jawed young white man with a chinstrap beard, wearing a backwards military cap. * Army E-01Private Ohio Company G, 33rd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell) penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor winner George Frank Robie
Army E-05
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Sergeant
New Hampshire Company D, 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment before Richmond, Virginia Gallantry on the skirmish line.
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Navy Boatswain's Mate United States Navy USS Howquah Aboard USS Howquah Served as boatswain's mate on board USS Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner, Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864.
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Navy Boatswain's Mate United States Navy USS Baron DeKalb Aboard USS Baron DeKalb, Yazoo Pass Expedition  - Serving on board USS Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Medal of Honor winner Elbridge Robinson
Army E-01Private Ohio Company C, 122nd Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless, wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
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Army E-01Private Michigan Company B, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Brownsville, Arkansas Successfully defended himself, single-handed against 7 guerrillas, killing the leader (Captain W. C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party.
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Brigadier General
United States Commander, Vcorpsbadge2.png 2nd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac Laurel Hill, Virginia Placed himself at the head of the leading brigade in a charge upon the enemy's breastworks; was severely wounded.
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Army E-01Private Massachusetts Company I, 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company H, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Capture of flag in a hand-to-hand conflict.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company A, 37th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor winner Charles Mortimer Rockefeller
Army
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Lieutenant
New York (state) Company A, 178th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt.
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Captain
United States 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded.
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Army Chief Bugler Pennsylvania 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Reams Station, Virginia While his regiment was retiring under fire voluntarily remained behind to succor a wounded officer who was in great danger, secured assistance, and removed the officer to a place of safety.
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Army E-01Private Indiana Company B, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
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First Sergeant
Pennsylvania Company K. 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia and Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and At Bull Run, Virginia, recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg captured a Confederate color bearer and color, in which effort he was severely wounded.
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Sergeant Major
Ohio 2nd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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Army E-05
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Sergeant
New York (state) 34th New York Battery Spotsylvania, Virginia Encouraged his cannoneers to hold a very dangerous position, and when all depended on several good shots it was from his piece that the most effective were delivered, causing the enemy's fire to cease and thereby relieving the critical position of the Federal troops.
Medal of Honor winner Stephen Rought
Army E-05
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Sergeant
Pennsylvania Company A, 141st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Capture of flag of 13th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Navy First Class Fireman United States NavyUSS Montauk Aboard USS Montauk Served as first class fireman on board USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
Medal of Honor winner J Levi Roush
Army E-04
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Corporal
Pennsylvania Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Medal of Honor winner Archibald Hamilton Rowand Jr
Army E-01Private West Virginia Company K, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Was one of two men who succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines with dispatches to General Grant.
Medal of Honor winner Henry Walker Rowe
Army E-01Private New Hampshire Company I, 11th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia With two companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
Portrait of a white man with a combover and sideburns connected to a mustache, wearing a dark suit. Army E-01Private Illinois Company A, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Navy First Class Fireman United States Navy USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Farragut's attack on Port Hudson Serving on board USS Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863.
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Army E-04
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Corporal
New York (state) Company H, 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Capture of flag of 42d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor winner Milton T Russell
Army O-03
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Captain
Indiana Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry Stone River, Tennessee Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.
Medal of Honor winner John T Rutherford
Army O-02
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First Lieutenant
New York (state) Company L, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia and Hanovertown, Virginia and Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.
Medal of Honor winner James May Rutter
Army E-05
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Sergeant
Pennsylvania Company L, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania At great risk of his life went to the assistance of a wounded comrade, and while under fire removed him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor winner Peter J Ryan
Army E-01Private Indiana Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.

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Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

  This along with the *, indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
Medal of Honor winner Louis Jeanolette Sacriste 1885
Army
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First Lieutenant
Pennsylvania Company D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia and Second Battle of Auburn, Virginia and Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.
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Sergeant
New Jersey Company B, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Under a heavy fire from the enemy carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits.
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Army E-01Private Michigan Company B, 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Atlanta, Georgia Voluntarily scaled the enemy's breastworks and signaled to his commanding officer in charge; also in single combat captured the colors of the 5th Texas Regiment (C.S.A.).
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Navy Landsman United States Navy USS Wyandank USS Wyandank Served on board USS Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. True name "Aaron Anderson".
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First Sergeant
Pennsylvania Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry Dabney's Mills, Virginia  - Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.
Medal of Honor winner Jacob Sanford 1893
Army E-01Private Illinois 55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor winner Jackson George Sargent 1913
Army E-05
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Sergeant
Vermont Company D, 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia First to scale the enemy's works and plant the colors thereon.
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Army E-05
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Sergeant
New York (state) Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Was severely wounded by a gunshot in his left arm, went half a mile to the rear but insisted on returning to his company and continue to fight bravely until he became exhausted from the loss of blood and was compelled to retire from the field.
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Navy Quartermaster United States Navy USS Kearsarge USS Kearsarge Served as quartermaster on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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O-03Captain
New York (state) Company K, 1st Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry ("Lincoln Cavalry") Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Capture of flag, during which he was wounded and died several days later in Washington, D.C.
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Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Santiago de Cuba Aboard USS Santiago de Cuba at Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
A balding white man with a full beard, wearing a long double-breasted military jacket. His right hand is in his jacket and his left is holding a wide-brimmed hat. Army Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General United States Department of Maryland Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Harpers Ferry, (at that time) Virginia  - Distinguished gallantry and good conduct in the defense.
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Army E-01Private Massachusetts Company A, 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Ashepoo River, South Carolina Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
Medal of Honor winner Martin E Scheibner 1913
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company G, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Mine Run, Virginia Voluntarily extinguished the burning fuse of a shell which had been thrown into the lines of the regiment by the enemy.
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Army E-01Private Illinois Company D, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company E, 158th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Advanced to the ditch of the enemy's works.
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company F, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Capture of flag of 15th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Army Blacksmith New York (state) Company M, 24th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company A, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Conrad Schmidt of the 2nd US Cavalry Army
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First Sergeant
United States Company K, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company G, 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Rescued a wounded comrade under terrific fire.
Medal of Honor winner George Schneider 1890
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E-05Sergeant
Maryland Company G, 3rd Maryland Veteran Infantry Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia After the color sergeant had been shot down, seized the colors and planted them on the enemy's works during the charge.
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E-04Corporal
Ohio Company C, 37th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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O-04Major
Missouri 1st Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.
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O-06Colonel
Pennsylvania 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia At a critical period, gallantly led a cavalry charge against the left of the enemy's line of battle, drove the enemy out of his works, and captured many prisoners.
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Army Chief Bugler West Virginia Company M, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Capture of flag of the Sumter Flying Artillery (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company E, 26th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Relinquished a furlough granted for wounds, entered the battle, where he picked up the colors after several bearers had been killed or wounded, and carried them until himself again wounded.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Hendrick Hudson USS Hendrick Hudson  - As coxswain on board USS Hendrick Hudson, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
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O-02First Lieutenant
United States 10th U.S. Infantry Regiment Battle of Peebles' Farm, Virginia At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.
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E-05Sergeant
United States Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry Millerstown, Pennsylvania Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.
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E-05Quartermaster Sergeant
New York (state) Company K. 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry "1st Ira Harris Guard" Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
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E-04Corporal
Vermont Company D, 10th Vermont Infantry Battle of Monocacy Junction, Maryland Under a very heavy fire of the enemy saved the national flag of his regiment from capture.
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Pennsylvania Company D, 157th Pennsylvania Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Bvt. Maj. John Wallace Scott, c. 1903
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O-03Captain
Ohio Company F, 21st Ohio Infantry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Capture of the flag of the 16th South Carolina Infantry, in hand-to-hand combat.
Julian-scott-cdv.JPG Army Drummer Vermont Company E, 3rd Vermont Infantry Battle of Lee's Mills, Virginia Crossed the creek under a terrific fire of musketry several times to assist in bringing off the wounded.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Was one of party of four who voluntarily brought into the Union lines, under fire, a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the enemy.
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Navy Master at Arms United States Navy USS Chickasaw USS Chickasaw at Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Served as master-at-arms on board the ironclad USS Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Medal of Honor winner Cyrus Sears 1903
Army O-02First Lieutenant Ohio 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Battle of Iuka, Mississippi Although severely wounded, fought his battery until the cannoneers and horses were nearly all killed or wounded.
Medal of Honor winner Thomas Orville Seaver 1875
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O-06Colonel
Vermont 3rd Vermont Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia At the head of three regiments and under a most galling fire attacked and occupied the enemy's works.
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Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company G, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia When the color bearer was shot down, this soldier seized the colors and bore them gallantly in a charge against the enemy.
Medal of Honor winner Alfred Jacob Sellers 1865
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O-04Major
Pennsylvania 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.
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Indiana Company I, 11th Indiana Infantry Battle of Opequon, Virginia Gallant and meritorious service in carrying the regimental colors.
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[nb 1] Navy Paymaster's Steward United States Navy USS Commodore USS Commodore Recovered the bodies of two soldiers despite heavy fire
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New Jersey 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia For assuming command of the brigade, rallying the troops, and remaining in command though wounded.
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O-02First Lieutenant
Michigan Company I, 7th Michigan Infantry Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia Remained in battle despite having been wounded.
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West Virginia Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Capture of flag of 76th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
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New York (state) 65th New York Volunteer Infantry Marye's Heights, Virginia As a charging column was about to be crushed by artillery and infantry fire, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works, and turned their flank.
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Pennsylvania Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Charles City Crossroads, Virginia Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner John Shanes 1875
Army E-01Private West Virginia Company K, 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Rutherford's Farm, Virginia Charged upon a Confederate fieldpiece in advance of his comrades and by his individual exertions silenced the piece.
Medal of Honor winner John Shapland 1913
Army E-01Private Illinois Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Richmond USS Richmond, Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama As captain of a 100-pounder rifle gun on topgallant forecastle on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company K, 92nd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Gallantry in bringing wounded from the field under heavy fire.
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Pennsylvania Company B, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry Deep Run, Virginia Capture of flag
Medal of Honor winner Irwin Shepard 1913
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Michigan Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry Knoxville, Tennessee Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.
Portrait of a man with a very wide mustache, wearing a jacket and tie with a medal pinned to the left breast. Around the portrait is decorative frame and a sketch of sailing ships. Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Wabash USS Wabash Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina USS Wabash  Served as seaman on board USS Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
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Army E-01Private Indiana Company A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Navy Quartermaster United States Navy USS Oneida USS Oneida Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Served as quartermaster on board USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay 5 August 1864.
Medal of Honor winner Marshall Sherman 1867
Army E-01Private Minnesota Company C, 1st Minnesota Infantry Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
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Pennsylvania Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Last name sometimes spelled "Shields"
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Army E-01Private West Virginia Company E, 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor winner John Shilling 1865
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Delaware Company H, 3rd Delaware Infantry Regiment Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner Robert Frank Shipley 1865
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New York (state) Company A, 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Captured the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand combat.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Ticonderoga USS Ticonderoga Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Ticonderoga in the attack upon Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
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Marine Corps E-01Private United States Marine Corps USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Minnesota, in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
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West Virginia Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Nineveh, Virginia Capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
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Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company E, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Capture of flag.
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New York (state) Company E, 43rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Capture of two markers.
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Navy Captain of the Forecastle United States Navy USS Wissahickon USS Wissahickon  and Served as captain of the forecastle on board USS Wissahickon during the battle of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, 27 February 1863.
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O-08Major General
United States U.S. Volunteers Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Displayed most conspicuous gallantry on the field vigorously contesting the advance of the enemy and continuing to encourage his troops after being himself severely wounded.
Medal of Honor winner William H Sickles 1913
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Wisconsin Company B, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Gravelly Run, Virginia With a comrade, attempted capture of a stand of Confederate colors and detachment of 9 Confederates, actually taking prisoner 3 members of the detachment, dispersing the remainder, and recapturing a Union officer who was a prisoner in hands of the detachment.
Medal of Honor winner George Dallas Sidman 1865
Army E-01Private Michigan Company C, 16th Michigan Infantry Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Distinguished bravery in battle. Rallied his comrades to charge vastly superior force until wounded in the hip. He was a 16-year-old drummer.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Army E-01Private New York (state) Company D, 2nd New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner William Thomas Simmons 1875
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Missouri Company C, 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Capture of flag of 34th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A ). Being the first to enter the works, he shot and wounded the enemy color bearer.
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Connecticut 25th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Irish Bend, Louisiana Displayed great gallantry, under a heavy fire from the enemy, in calling in the skirmishers and assisting in forming the line of battle.
Medal of Honor winner Charles Jenks Simons c1900
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New Hampshire Company A, 9th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners. and was himself captured, but escaped.
Medal of Honor winner Ebenezer Skellie 1895
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New York (state) Company D, 112th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.
Medal of Honor winner Joseph Alton Sladen MD 1872
Army E-01Private Massachusetts Company A, 33rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Resaca, Georgia While detailed as clerk at headquarters, voluntarily engaged in action at a critical moment and personal example inspired the troops to repel the enemy.
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Army E-01Private Illinois Company D, 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
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Army E-01Private Iowa Company H, 12th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Captured flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor winner Henry Craig Slusher 1865
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company F, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Near Moorefield, West Virginia Voluntarily crossed a branch of the Potomac River under fire to rescue a wounded comrade held prisoner by the enemy. Was wounded and taken prisoner in the attempt.
Medal of Honor winner Reuben Smalley 1865
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company F, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Army E-01Private Indiana Company F, 83rd Indiana Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Medal of Honor winner Alonzo Smith 1862
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Michigan Company C, 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Capture of flag of 26th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), while outside his lines far from his comrades.
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Massachusetts 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina For taking up the regimental colors after the color bearer was killed
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Maine 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment St. Mary's Church, Virginia Remained in the fight to the close, although severely wounded.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Rhode Island USS Rhode Island On board USS Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862.
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New York (state) Battery E, 1st New York Light Artillery Warwick Courthouse, Virginia This soldier, when a shell struck an ammunition chest exploding a number of cartridges and setting fire to the packing tow, procured water and extinguished the fire, thus preventing the explosion of the remaining ammunition.
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Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Whitehead USS Whitehead On board USS Whitehead in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Medal of Honor winner Francis M Smith GAR 1913
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O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant
Maryland 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment Dabney Mills, Virginia Voluntarily remained with the body of his regimental commander under a heavy fire after the brigade had retired and brought the body off the field.
Medal of Honor winner Henry Irving Smith 1865
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Iowa Company B, 7th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Black River, North Carolina Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company I, 2nd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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Navy Captain of the Forecastle United States Navy USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama As captain of a gun on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Navy Captain of Forecastle United States Navy USS Lackawanna USS Lackawanna, Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Navy Second Captain of the Top United States Navy USS Richmond USS RichmondFort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama As captain of a gun on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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O-05Lieutenant Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence
United States II Corps, Army of the Potomac Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Led a part of a brigade, saved 2 pieces of artillery, captured a flag, and secured a number of prisoners.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Medal of Honor winner Otis W Smith 1920
Army E-01Private Ohio Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Capture of flag of 6th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor winner Richard Smith GAR 1913
Army E-01Private New York (state) Company B, 95th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Captured 2 officers and 20 men of Hagood's brigade while they were endeavoring to make their way back through the woods.
Medal of Honor winner Samuel Rodmond Smith 1865
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O-03Captain
Delaware Company C, 4th Delaware Infantry Regiment Rowanty Creek, Virginia Swam the partly frozen creek under fire to establish a crossing.
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Pennsylvania Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Magnolia USS Magnolia  - As seaman on board USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
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Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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United States Marine Corps USS Brooklyn USS Brooklyn Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
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Medal of Honor winner Wilson Smith 1875
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New York (state) Battery H, 3rd New York Light Artillery Washington, North Carolina Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.
Medal of Honor winner James Snedden GAR 1913
Army Musician Pennsylvania Company E, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry Piedmont, Virginia Left his place in the rear, took the rifle of a disabled soldier, and fought through the remainder of the action.[2]
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New Jersey Company C, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge.
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Army Saddler New York (state)Company H, 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Appomattox Campaign, Virginia  - Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner Michael Sowers 1864
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Stony Creek Station, Virginia His horse having been shot from under him he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery.
Medal of Honor winner Edward Burson Spalding 1885
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Illinois Company E, 52nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle.
Medal of Honor winner William Joseph Sperry 1865
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Vermont 6th Vermont Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia With the assistance of a few men, captured 2 pieces of artillery and turned them upon the enemy.
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Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia  - Gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded.
Medal of Honor winner Benona Sprague c1900
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Illinois Company F, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Ohio 63rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Decatur, Georgia With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
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United States Marine Corps USS Richmond  USS Richmond  Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Richmond  during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Medal of Honor winner Andrew Barclay Spurling 1865
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Maine 2nd Maine Volunteer Cavalry Evergreen, Alabama Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon three of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded two, and captured the whole party.
Charles Stacey moh publicdomain.jpg Army E-01Private Ohio Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.
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United States 2nd Division, Army of the Shenandoah Piedmont, Virginia Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.
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United States IV Corps, Army of the Ohio Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it In a successful assault.
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Navy Shell Man United States Navy USS Hartford USS HartfordFort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Shell man on No. 8 on board USS Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
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New York (state) 34th New York Battery Campbell Station, Tennessee Brought off his piece without losing a man.
Medal of Honor winner John Whedon Steele 1865
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United States Army of the Ohio Spring Hill, Tenn. During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
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Army E-01Private Indiana Company G, 83rd Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Army E-01Private Illinois Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
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Navy Coal Heaver United States Navy USS Brooklyn USS Brooklyn Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama On board USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
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Army E-01Private Indiana Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry Battle of Opequon, Virginia With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
Head of a white man with a bushy goatee and thinning hair, wearing a dark suit coat and tie. Navy Quartermaster United States Navy USS Canonicus USS Canonicus Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Onboard USS Canonicus, for twice replacing his ship's flag after it had been shot away by heavy enemy fire.
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New York (state) 79th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fort Huger, Virginia Gallantly led a party that assaulted and captured the fort.
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New Jersey Company E, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Army E-01Private Maryland Company G, 1st Maryland Infantry Regiment (Union) Five Forks, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Ohio Company A, 83rd Ohio Infantry Fort Blakely, Alabama Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner George Henry Stockman 1865
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Missouri Company C, 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Marmora Aboard USS Marmora, off Yazoo City, Mississippi Disembarking from USS Marmora with a 12-pound howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Stoddard landed with the gun and crew in the midst of heated battle and, bravely standing by his gun despite enemy rifle fire which cut the gun carriage and rammer, contributed to the turning back of the enemy during the fierce engagement.
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Army E-01Private Illinois Company C, 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Capture of flag.
Medal of Honor winner Frank Stolz 1875
Army E-01Private Indiana Company G, 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor winner John Hamilton Reid Storey 1896
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Pennsylvania Company F, 109th Pennsylvania Infantry Dallas, Georgia While bringing in a wounded comrade, under a destructive fire, he was himself wounded in the right leg, which was amputated on the same day.
Head of a balding white man with a mustache, wearing a dark suit coat and bow tie. The portrait is surrounded by a decorative frame and a drawing of a sailing ship at sea. Navy Landsman United States Navy USS Isaac Smith USS Isaac Smith Serving on board USS Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date USS Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush.
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Navy Captain of the Top United States Navy USS Kearsarge USS Kearsarge Served as captain of the top on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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Maryland Company A, 3rd Maryland Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Recaptured the colors of 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
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Army E-01Private New Jersey Company I, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment Paines Crossroads, Virginia Capture of flag.
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Massachusetts Company C, 49th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Port Hudson, Louisiana Volunteered in response to a call and took part in the movement that was made upon the enemy's works under a heavy fire therefrom in advance of the general assault.
Medal of Honor winner James Knox Sturgeon 1885
Army E-01Private Ohio Company F, 46th Ohio Infantry Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Advanced beyond the lines, and in an encounter with three Confederates, shot two and took the other prisoner.
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Navy Ordinary Seaman United States Navy USS Agawam USS Agawam Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Agawam as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 2 December 1864.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Monticello USS Monticello  - Served as seaman on board USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina 23 to 25 June 1864.
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Navy Coxswain United States Navy USS Louisville USS Louisville Various Served on board USS Louisville during various actions of that vessel. During the engagements of Louisville, Sullivan served as first captain of a 9-inch gun and throughout his period of service was "especially commended for his attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action."
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Army E-01Private West Virginia Company H, 4th West Virginia Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Medal of Honor winner Robert Emil Summers GAR 1913
Navy Chief Quartermaster United States Navy USS Ticonderoga USS Ticonderoga Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Summers served on board USS Ticonderoga in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865.
Medal of Honor winner William H Surles 1885
Army E-01Private Ohio Company G, 2nd Ohio Infantry Perryville, Kentucky In the hottest part of the fire he stepped in front of his colonel to shield him from the enemy's fire.
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Army E-01Private Iowa Company K, 4th Iowa Cavalry Selma, Alabama Capture of flag supposed to be 11th Mississippi, C.S.A., and bearer.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Santiago de Cuba USS Santiago de Cuba Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Medal of Honor winner Jacob E Swap GAR 1900
Army E-01Private Pennsylvania Company H, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded.
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Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Santiago de Cuba USS Santiago de Cuba Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina On board USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
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Ohio 43rd Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a bushy white beard, wearing a dark suit coat and wide-brimmed hat. The portrait is in a decorative frame featuring a bird's wing and stars and stripes. Navy Seaman United States Navy USS Pawnee USS Pawnee Embarked in a surfboat from USS Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861.
Medal of Honor winner Joseph Sewell-Gerrish Sweatt GAR 1913
Army E-01Private Massachusetts Company C, 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Carrsville, Virginia When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.
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Army E-01Private Vermont Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with three officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
Medal of Honor winner Jacob Swegheimer GAR 1913
Army E-01Private Ohio Company I, 54th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
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Michigan 17th Michigan Infantry Lenoire Station, Tennessee Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after three color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
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New York (state) Company H, 2nd New York Militia Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw four of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the four prisoners.
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Army E-01Private Ohio Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Seward's name was incorrectly listed as "Richard E. Seward" on his citation.

References

  1. ^ Defense link Medal of Honor history Archived 2009-06-15 at WebCite
  2. ^ "James Snedden". vconline.org.uk. Retrieved 2020.

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