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James E. Karnes, Medal of Honor (1889 - 1966)

James Ernest "Buck" Karnes was a Sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions near Estrees, France on October 8, 1918 during World War I. James Ernest "Buck"...

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Colonel Neel E. Kearby (1911 - 1944)

Neel Ernest Kearby (June 5, 1911-March 5, 1944) was a U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel and P-47 Thunderbolt pilot in World War II who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. Biography K...

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PFC Leonard Harold Kravitz (c.1931 - 1951)

PFC Leonard Harold Kravitz, who was killed in action in the Korean War while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon, and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cr...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel Henry C. Merriam (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1837 - d.)

Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions ...

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Lieutenant James Jackson Purman (USA) (1841 - 1915)

Born in Pennsylvania in 1841, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Civil War while serving with Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Ju...

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Everett Parker Pope (1919 - 2009)

Memorial Service for Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Everett Pope '41 July 31 Story posted July 17, 2009 Everett P. Pope, a member of the Class of 1941 and a decorated World War II hero, died T...

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1st Lt. John Wesley Clark (USA) (1830 - 1893)

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster of the 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his brave...

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Lt. Colonel William Y. W. Ripley (USA) (1832 - 1906)

William Young Warren Ripley (December 31, 1832 -- December 16, 1905) was a Union Army officer from Vermont in the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of Malve...

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Colonel William Joyce Sewell (USA), U.S. Senator (1835 - 1901)

William Joyce Sewell (December 6, 1835 – December 27, 1901) was born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland immigrating to the United States in 1851 where he worked in the merchant industry in Chi...

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Milton Blickensderfer, Medal of Honor (1835 - 1916)

For capturing the flag at Petersburg, VA

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Adolphus Washington Greely (1844 - 1935)

Wikipedia: Adolphus Washington Greely (1844-1935), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was an American Polar explorer, a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. EARLY MILITA...

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Gen. "Billy" Mitchell, Father of the Air Force (1879 - 1936)

) William "Billy" Mitchell (December 28, 1879 – February 19, 1936) was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the U.S. Air Force. He is one of the most famous and most c...

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Major Stephen W. Pless (USMC) (1939 - 1969)

Stephen Wesley Pless (September 6, 1939–July 20, 1969) was a major in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He earned the Medal of Honor as a UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter p...

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Seaman Horatio Nelson Young (USN) (1845 - 1913)

Horatio Nelson Young (July 19, 1845 – July 3, 1913) was a United States Navy sailor who received the Medal of Honor for his actions on the USS Lehigh during the American Civil War. Biography...

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Sergeant Major John H. Quick (USMC) (1870 - 1922)

John Henry Quick (June 20, 1870 – September 9, 1922) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American War ...

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George Andrew Davis, Jr. (1920 - 1952)

. George Andrew Davis, Jr. (December 1, 1920 – February 10, 1952) was a highly decorated flying ace of the United States (US) Army in World War II, and later of the US Air Force during the Kor...

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Major General Bernard J. D. Irwin (1830 - 1917)

Bernard John Dowling Irwin (June 24, 1830 – December 15, 1917) was an assistant army surgeon during the Apache Wars and the first (chronologically by action) Medal of Honor recipient. His ac...

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Major General Robert Lee Howze (1864 - 1926)

Robert Lee Howze (August 22, 1864 – September 19, 1926) was a United States Army Major General who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars. Howze graduat...

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Brig. General William H. Wilbur (1888 - 1979)

William Hale Wilbur (September 24, 1888–December 27, 1979) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—...

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Joseph Burger MP (c.1848 - 1921)

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 2d Minnesota Infantry. Place and date: At Nolensville, Tenn., 15 February 1863. Entered service at: Crystal Lake, Minn. Birth: Austria. Date of issue: 11 Sept...

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Lt. Commander Rufus G. Herring (USNR) (1921 - 1996)

Rufus Geddie Herring (June 11, 1921 – January 31, 1996) was a United States Naval Reserve officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for ...

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Brig. General Ernest Albert Garlington (1853 - 1934)

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. The son of a South Carolina Militia general who served the Confederacy during the Civil War, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at ...

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Admiral William Adger Moffett (1869 - 1933)

William Moffett Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2004 | COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc. (Hide copyright information) Copyright William Moffett Considered by many to be the architect of United S...

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David McCampbell (1910 - 1996)

Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. ...

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Frank Luke, Jr. (1897 - 1918)

Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victori...

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Lt. Francis E. Brownell MP (1840 - 1894)

Francis Edwin Brownell, son of Charles Brownell and Lucy Adams, (grandson of Benjamin Brownell and Clarissa (Baldwin) Ritchie), was born in Troy, New York on July 18,1840; he served in the Civil War as...

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James H. Howard (1913 - 1995)

James Howell Howard (April 13, 1913 – March 18, 1995) was a general in the United States Air Force and the only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to receive t...

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James Madison Burns, Medal of Honor (1845 - 1910)

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company B, 1st West Virginia Infantry for actio...

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Nicholas "Nick" Oresko MP (1917 - 2013)

Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 18, 1917 Bayonne Hudson County New Jersey, USA Death: Oct. 4, 2013 Cresskill Bergen County New Jersey, USA Medal Of Honor Recipient. M/Sgt. Oresko was a platoon leader ...

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Maj. General Oliver O. Howard (USA) MP (1830 - 1909)

Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a corps commander noted for suffering two...

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Admiral Oscar C. Badger II (1890 - 1958)

Oscar Charles Badger II (June 26, 1890 – November 30, 1958) was an admiral of the United States Navy who served in both World Wars, and, as a junior officer, received the Medal of Honor. Ear...

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1st Lt. Jack Lummus (USMC) (1915 - 1945)

Andrew Jackson Lummus, Jr. (October 22, 1915–March 8, 1945) was a two-sport athlete at Baylor University, a professional football player with the New York Giants, and an officer in the Unite...

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Orderly Sergeant John F. Mackie (USMC) (1835 - 1910)

John Freeman Mackie (October 1, 1835–June 18, 1910) was a United States Marine and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the ...

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Colonel William E. Barber (USMC) (1919 - 2002)

William Earl Barber (November 30, 1919 – April 19, 2002) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps awarded with the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir duri...

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General Louis H. Wilson, Jr. (USMC) (1920 - 2005)

. General Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr. (February 11, 1920 – June 21, 2005) was a World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Guam, and 26th Commandant of the Ma...

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General David M. Shoup (USMC) (1904 - 1983)

David Monroe Shoup (30 December 1904 – 13 January 1983) was a decorated general of the United States Marine Corps who won the Medal of Honor in World War II, became the 22nd Commandant of the ...

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Captain James H. Fields (1920 - 1970)

James H. Fields (June 26, 1920 – June 17, 1970) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his a...

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Willie Sandlin (1890 - 1949)

Willie Sandlin (January 1, 1890 – May 29, 1949) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I. Biography Sandlin was born in Ja...

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Col. George Everett "Bud" Day U.S.A.F. Medal of Honour MP (1925 - 2013)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Everett "Bud" Day (February 24, 1925 – July 27, 2013) was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean Wa...

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Maj. Gen. Merritt Austin Edson (USMC) (1897 - 1955)

Major General Merritt Austin Edson (April 25, 1897–August 14, 1955), known as "Red Mike", was a general in the United States Marine Corps. Among his many decorations he was awarded the Medal o...

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Maj. General George L. Gillespie, Jr (1841 - 1913)

. George Gillespie, Jr., (October 7, 1841-September 27, 1913) was an American soldier who received the highest military decoration that the United States bestows to members of the military, the Medal...

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Brig. General John Moulder Wilson (1837 - 1919)

John Moulder Wilson (October 8, 1837–February 1, 1919) was a Union Army engineer and later served as Chief of Engineers as well as serving as Superintendent of the United States Military Acade...

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Gen. William G. H. Carter, Medal of Honor (c.1851 - 1925)

Born at Nashville, Tennessee, November 19, 1851, he was educated in private and public schools of Nashville and at the Kentucky Military Institute, Frankfort, Kentucky. He served as a mounted messeng...

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Rear Admiral Eugene B. "Lucky" Fluckey (1913 - 2007)

Click here to view the Wikipedia page for Read Admiral Eugene Bennett "Lucky" Flucky.'" Rear Admiral Eugene Bennett Fluckey (October 5, 1913 – June 28, 2007), nicknamed "Lucky Fluckey", was a ...

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Lt. Colonel Aquilla J. "Jimmie" Dyess (USMC) (1909 - 1944)

Lieutenant Colonel Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess (January 11, 1909 – February 2, 1944) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for "conspic...

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2nd Lieutenant Alexander Nininger, Jr. ("Philippine Scouts") (1918 - 1942)

Alexander Ramsey Nininger Jr. (October 20, 1918 - January 12, 1942) was a Second Lieutenant of the Philippine Scouts who received the Medal of Honor during World War II. Biography Nininger,...

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Lt. Colonel Samuel E. Pingree (USA), Governor (1832 - 1922)

Samuel Everett Pingree (August 2, 1832 – June 1, 1922) was a lawyer, a U.S. politician of the Republican Party, and an American Civil War veteran who received the Medal of Honor. Early life ...

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Sgt. Everett W. Anderson, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1917)

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Louisiana, he began his Civil war service with his enlistment in the 4th Pennsylvania Reserves (33rd Pennsylvania Volunteers) on June 6, 1861...

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Colonel Lewis L. Millett (1920 - 2009)

Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. (December 15, 1920 – November 14, 2009) was a United States Army officer who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American ba...

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Sgt. James E. Engle, Medal of Honor (1844 - 1897)

Citation Responded to a call for volunteers to carry ammunition to the regiment on the picket line and under a heavy fire from the enemy assisted in carrying a box of ammunition to the front and rema...

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Sgt. George Dore, Medal of Honor (1845 - 1927)

Citation The colors being struck down by a shell as the enemy were charging, this soldier rushed out and seized it, exposing himself to the fire of both sides. Sergeant George Dore was one of 6...

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Sgt. John N. Coyne, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1907)

Citation Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry.

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Sgt. John S. Darrough, Medal of Honor (1841 - 1920)

Citation Saved the life of a captain. John Samuel Darrough (April 6, 1841 – August 14, 1920) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States mil...

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Sgt. Luman L. Cadwell, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1925)

Citation Swam the bayou under fire of the enemy and captured and brought off a boat by means of which the command crossed and routed the enemy. On September 20, 1864 a detachment of the 2nd New...

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Sgt. William H. H. Crosier, Medal of Honor (c.1843 - 1903)

Citation Severely wounded and ambushed by the enemy, he stripped the colors from the staff and brought them back into the line. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civ...

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Sgt. Hiram H. DeLavie, Medal of Honor (c.1824 - d.)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Hiram H. Delavie, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism o...

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Sgt. John H. Denig, Medal of Honor (1838 - 1876)

Citation On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of severa...

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Sgt. John Davidsizer, Medal of Honor (1834 - 1913)

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on Apri...

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Sgt. Martin Conboy, Medal of Honor (1833 - 1909)

Citation Took command of the company in action, the captain having been wounded, the other commissioned officers being absent, and handled it with skill and bravery. Civil War Congressional Med...

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Col. James G. Grindlay, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1907)

Citation The first to enter the enemy's works, where he captured 2 flags. James Glas Grindlay (February 14, 1840 – October 19, 1907) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War an...

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Col. James M. Schoonmaker, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1927)

Citation 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. James Martinus Schoo...

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Col. Francis S. Hesseltine, Medal of Honor (c.1833 - c.1916)

Citation In command of a detachment of 100 men, conducted a reconnaissance for 2 days, baffling and beating back an attacking force of more than a thousand Confederate cavalry, and regained his trans...

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Colonel Robert Temple Emmet, 9th U.S. Cavalry (1854 - 1936)

Robert Temple Emmet (December 13, 1854 – October 25, 1936) was a United States Army Colonel who was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions while surrounded by a much larger force. An ...

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Capt. Paul A. Oliver, Medal of Honor (1831 - 1912)

Citation While acting as aide assisted in preventing a disaster caused by Union troops firing into each other. When the war erupted Oliver joined the 12th New York infantry as a 2nd lieutenant ...

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Capt. James M. Pipes, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1928)

Citation While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade...

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Lt. Col. Wendell C. Neville, Medal of Honor (1870 - 1930)

For distinguished conduct in battle engagements of Vera Cruz 21 and 22 April 1914. In command of the 2nd Regiment Marines, Lt. Col. Neville was in both days' fighting and almost continually under fire ...

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Capt. John Lonergan, Medal of Honor MP (1839 - 1902)

Citation Gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. S...

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Capt. William S. Hubbell, Medal of Honor (1837 - 1930)

Citation Led out a small flanking party and by a clash and at great risk captured a large number of prisoners. William Stone Hubbell (April 19, 1837 – August 28, 1930) was a United State...

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Capt. Samuel B. Horne, Medal of Honor (1843 - 1928)

Citation While acting as an aide and carrying an important message, was severely wounded and his horse killed but delivered the order and rejoined his general.

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Eugene B. Beaumont, Medal of Honor (1837 - 1916)

Citation Obtained permission from the corps commander to advance upon the enemy's position with the 4th U.S. Cavalry, of which he was a lieutenant; led an attack upon a battery, dispersed the enemy, ...

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Lt. James W. Archer, Medal of Honor MP (1828 - 1908)

Citation Voluntarily took command of another regiment, with the consent of one or more of his seniors, who were present, rallied the command and led it in the assault. for the U.S. Department o...

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Capt. Clinton A. Cilley, Medal of Honor MP (1837 - 1900)

Clinton Albert Cilley (February 16, 1837 – May 9, 1900) was a North Carolina lawyer and judge, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions as an officer in the Union Army at the Battle...

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Lt. George W. Brush, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1927)

Citation Voluntarily commanded 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 succeeded in conveying them to ...

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Lt. Jeremiah Kuder, Medal of Honor (1835 - 1916)

Citation Capture of flag of 8th and 19th Arkansas (C.S.A.). Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Li...

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Lt. Rudolph Riddell, Medal of Honor (1847 - 1913)

Citation Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry (C.S.A.). Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Lieutenant in Company I, 61st New York Volunteer...

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Lt. Charles M. Rockefeller, Medal of Honor MP (b. - c.1899)

Citation 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 at...

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Lt. Cornelius Hadley, Medal of Honor (c.1838 - 1902)

Citation With one companion, voluntarily carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from Gen. Grant to Gen. Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and brought back replies, his comrade...

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Sgt. Frederick Füger, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1913)

Citation All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distingui...

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Sgt. Charles Fasnacht, Medal of Honor MP (c.1842 - 1902)

Citation Capture of flag of 2nd Louisiana Tigers (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand contest. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born Karl Heinrich Fasnacht in Lancaster County, Pennsylva...

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Lt. James P. Lannon, Medal of Honor (1878 - 1953)

Citation For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Lt. Lannon assisted a wounded man under heavy fire, and after returning to his battalion was himself desperately ...

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Charles L. Nordsiek, USN, Medal of Honor (1896 - 1937)

Citation On board the U.S.S. Florida, Nordsiek showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914. Charles Luers Nordsiek (...

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Capt. Menomen O'Donnell, USA Medal of Honor MP (1830 - 1900)

Citation Voluntarily joined the color guard in the assault on the enemy's works when he saw indications of wavering and caused the colors of his regiment to be planted on the parapet. Voluntarily pla...

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Pvt. Jasper North, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1918)

Citation Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company D, 4th West Virginia In...

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Sgt. Conrad Noll, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1925)

Citation Seized the colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and gallantly fought his way out with them, though the enemy were on the left flank and rear. Civil War Congressional Medal o...

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James Seanor, USN, Medal of Honor (c.1833 - d.)

Served as master-at-arms on board the U.S. Ironclad Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although his enlistment was up, Seanor volunteered for the battle of Mobile Bay, going on board the Chickasaw...

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Sgt. John J. Nolan, Medal of Honor (c.1842 - 1912)

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Pvt. Delano Morey, Medal of Honor (1845 - 1911)

Citation After the charge of the command had been repulsed, he rushed forward alone with an empty gun and captured two of the enemy's sharpshooters. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recip...

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Col. Louis P. de Cesnola, Medal of Honor (1832 - 1904)

Citation Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arr...

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Lt. Charles Goheen, Medal of Honor (1834 - 1889)

Citation Capture of flag. Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia The enemy had five pieces of artillery in the roadway and had thrown up earthworks on each side of the road ; behind these breastworks...

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Sgt. Leonidas M. Godley, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1904)

Citation Led his company in the assault on the enemy's works and gained the parapet, there receiving 3 very severe wounds. He lay all day in the sun, was taken prisoner, and had his leg amputated wit...

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Sgt. Theodore Hyatt, Medal of Honor (1830 - 1900)

Citation Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." George Theodore Hyatt (1830 – 1900) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of H...

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Lt. William H. H. Benyaurd, Medal of Honor (1841 - 1900)

Citation With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding g...

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George Bell, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1917)

Citation Citation: Served as pilot of the U.S.S. Santee when that vessel was engaged in cutting out the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht from Galveston Bay, 7 November 1861, and evinced more coolness...

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James Kephart, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1932)

Citation Voluntarily and at the risk of his life, under a severe fire of the enemy, aided and ass1sted to the rear an officer who had been severely wounded and left on the field, at Vicksburg, MS ...

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Pvt. Samuel Kenyon, Medal of Honor (1846 - 1884)

Citation Capture of battle flag. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Army at Augusta, New York. He served as a Quartermaster Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH...

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Sgt. Joseph Keele, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1906)

Voluntarily and at the risk of his life carried orders to the brigade commander, which resulted in saving the works his regiment was defending. Sergeant Major Joseph Keele was one of three men aw...

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Color Sgt. Leopold Karpeles, Medal of Honor (1838 - 1909)

Leopold Karpeles, born in Prague, Bohemia in 1838, emigrated with his older brother Emil to Galveston, Texas at the age of 11. He became an expert rider, and eventually one of the youngest members of t...

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Capt. Martin T. McMahon, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1906)

Citation Under fire of the enemy, successfully destroyed a valuable train that had been abandoned and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy. Martin Thomas McMahon (March 21, 183...

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Lt. Charles McCleary, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1906)

Citation Capture of flag of 4th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.), while in advance of his lines. A veteran of the bloody Battle of Shiloh and the Siege of Vicksburg, McCleary met his greatest test i...

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Lt. Charles McAnally, Medal of Honor (1836 - 1905)

Citation In a hand-to-hand encounter with the enemy captured a flag, was wounded in the act, but continued on duty until he received a second wound. McAnally was born in May 1836 in Glenviggan,...

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