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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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Maj. West Funk, Medal of Honor (1841 - 1897)

Citation Capture of flag of 46th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). West Funk (1841 - July 30, 1897) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War. ...

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Lt. George W. Hooker, Medal of Honor (1838 - 1902)

Citation Rode alone, in advance of his regiment, into the enemy's lines, and before his own men came up received the surrender of the major of a Confederate regiment, together with the colors and 1...

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Lt. Gardner C. Hawkins, Medal of Honor (1846 - 1913)

Citation When the lines were wavering from the well-directed fire of the enemy, this officer, acting adjutant of the regiment, sprang forward, and with encouraging words cheered the soldiers on and, ...

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Capt. Frank Furness, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1912)

Citation Voluntarily carrier a box of ammunition across an open space swept by the enemy's fire to the relief of an outpost whose ammunition had become almost exhausted, but which was thus enabled ...

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Col. Jacob G. Frick, Medal of Honor (1825 - c.1902)

Citation At Fredericksburg seized the colors and led the command through a terrible fire of cannon and musketry. In a hand-to-hand fight at Chancellorsville, recaptured the colors of his regiment. ...

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Lt. Frederick W. Fout, Medal of Honor (1839 - 1905)

Medal of Honor recipient. Frederick W. Fout, a successful claim and pension attorney was born in the little town of Meissen, near Buckeburg, Germany. His father, Frederick Wilhelm, was the village ...

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Pvt. Henry Finkenbiner, Medal of Honor (1842 - 1922)

While on the advance skirmish line and within direct and close fire of the enemy's artillery, crossed the mill race on a burning bridge and ascertained the enemy's position.

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QM John Ditzenack, Medal of Honor (1828 - d.)

Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the engagement with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn., 6 December 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously durin...

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Pvt. Frank Fesq, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1920)

Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina (C.S.A.) within the enemy's works.

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Sgt. Horatio L. Birdsall, Medal of Honor (1833 - 1891)

Capture of flag and bearer. Not too much is known of his life but he was a resident of Keokuk and moved to Kansas after the War.

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Gen. George Bliss, Medal of Honor (1837 - 1928)

While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in t...

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Gen. Zenas R. Bliss, Medal of Honor (1835 - 1900)

This officer, to encourage his regimen; which had never before been in action, and which had been ordered to lie down to protect itself from the enemy's fire, arose to his feet, advanced in front of ...

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Sgt. Terrence Begley, Medal of Honor (b. - 1865)

Citation Shot a Confederate color bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety. www.homeofheroes.com/members/books/moh/MOH-USAcw....

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Lt. William S. Beebe, Medal of Honor (1841 - 1898)

Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position. Graduated from the USMA in 1863. Served during the Civil War as a Regular Army First Lieutenant in the Ordnance Department. He was ...

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Q.G. Charles Asten, Medal of Honor (1834 - 1885)

Charles Asten (born Michael Charles Asten, but served under his middle name) (September 14, 1834 – September 14, 1885) was a Quarter Gunner in the United States Navy during the American Civi...

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Cpl. Jesse T. Barrick, Medal of Honor (1841 - 1923)

While on a scout captured single-handed 2 desperate Confederate guerrilla officers who were together and well armed at the time. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Entered the serv...

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Col. Delavan Bates, Medal of Honor (1840 - 1918)

He participated in virtually all the important battles of the Civil War, including Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg (where he was taken prisoner), and was regularly promoted until he...

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Pvt. Hermann Ziegner, Medal of Honor (1864 - 1898)

Hermann Ziegner was born in Weimar, Germany[6] in 1864. He emigrated to the United States when he was 14 years old and later enlisted in the U.S. Army. Ziegner served with the 7th U.S. Cavalry for ...

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William Blagheen, Medal of Honor (1832 - d.)

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Stationed in the immediate vicinity of the shell whip...

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Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., Medal of Honor (1920 - 1945)

Thomas Buchanan McGuire Jr. (August 1, 1920–January 7, 1945) was one of the most decorated American combat pilots of World War II. He was the second highest scoring American ace of the war and...

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Sgt. Alan L. Eggers, Medal of Honor (1895 - 1968)

Alan Louis Eggers (November 2, 1895-October 3, 1968) was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in combat near Le Catelet, Fran...

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Lt.Cdr. John D. Bulkeley, Medal of Honor (1911 - 1996)

John Duncan Bulkeley (August 19, 1911 – April 6, 1996) was a Vice Admiral in United States Navy and was one of the most decorated naval officers. Bulkeley received the Medal of Honor for actions...

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TM2 Henry Breault, Medal of Honor (1900 - 1941)

For heroism and devotion to duty while serving on board the U.S. submarine 0-5 at the time of the sinking of that vessel. On the morning of 28 October 1923, the 0-5 collided with the steamship Abanga...

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John F. Bickford, Medal of Honor (c.1843 - 1927)

One of ten men awarded a medal of honor for sinking the Confederate raider, the Alabama off the coast of France. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Uni...

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Pvt. Henry Svehla, Medal of Honor (c.1932 - 1952)

Henry Svehla was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in the act that cost him his life. More than 50 years later, in a review of his action, his award was upgraded to the Medal of H...

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Christian Albert MP (1842 - 1922)

Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 13, 1842 Death: Apr. 16, 1922 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient . He was 19 years old when he enlisted in the 47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 18...

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George Emerson Albee MP (1845 - 1918)

Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 27, 1845 Lisbon Grafton County New Hampshire, USA Death: Mar. 24, 1918 Laurel Prince George's County Maryland, USA Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient . ...

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Lewis Albanese MP (1946 - 1966)

Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 27, 1946 Death: Dec. 1, 1966 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient . Born in Venice, Italy, he served in the United States Army during the war in Vietnam as a ...

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William Ahern (1861 - d.)

Find a Grave Birth: 1861, Ireland Death: unknown Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at New York. He served as a Watertender. His citation reads "On board t...

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Pvt. Michael Madden, Medal of Honor MP (1841 - 1920)

he President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Michael Madden, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 Se...

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Ulysses Buzzard, Medal of Honor MP (1865 - 1939)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lieutenant Colonel Haskell and his regimental quartermaster were making a reconnaissance prior to the attack on El Caney in Cuba, forward of the their own li...

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Lt. Henry G. Bonebrake, Medal of Honor (1838 - 1912)

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Lieutenant in Company G, 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of F...

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Sgt. John P. Beech, Medal of Honor (c.1844 - 1926)

Voluntarily assisted in working the guns of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded. Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On May 12, 1864 At the Battle of Spot...

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Michael Aheam (deceased)

Michael Aheam was an American sailor who received the Medal of Honor for valor in action during the American Civil War. Aheam enlisted in the U.S. Navy in France, and served as a Paymaster's Steward ...

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Capt. Mervyn S. Bennion, Medal of Honor MP (1887 - 1941)

Mervyn Sharp Bennion (May 5, 1887 – December 7, 1941) was a captain in the United States Navy who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. While mortally wounded, he remained in command ...

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GSgt. John Basilone, Medal of Honor MP (1916 - 1945)

John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II....

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