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  1. Andy Cardinal

    Theodore W. Greig, MOH Winner

    Officers, 61st New York Greig was born on March 13, 1843 in New York. He enlisted in Company A, 61st New York and was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company C at Antietam. Under the command of Colonel Francis Barlow and then Lt. Col. Nelson Miles, the 61st (combined with the 64th) New York fought near the...
  2. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Sgt. Haskell Rescues a Badly Wounded Comrade

    Sergeant Marcus M. Haskell SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service In: Chelsea, Massachusetts Entered Service: August 1862 Unit: Company C, 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Rank: Sergeant Discharged: June 1865 MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Battle...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Battle of Vicksburg Medal of Honor Recipient Reburied at Veterans Cemetery

    Buy Now Maj. Gen. James Hoyer (center), adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, salutes as the casket carrying the remains of James Calvin Summers is brought in for a memorial service at the Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, in Dunbar. Summers, a private in the U.S. Army...
  4. Mike Serpa

    MOH recipients C-D

    Sources: DOV - "Deeds of Valor," a two-volume set from the early 1900s LOC - Library of Congress HA - Heritage Auctions FAG - Find a Grave NYSMM - New York State Military Museum NA - National Archives Citations will be from Wikipedia or the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Luman L. Cadwell...
  5. eboulais

    Discussion Willie Johnston Civil War Medal of Honor at 11 years old

    The youngest Medal of Honor recipient was awarded at 11 and was granted it at 13. Born in New York, 11-year-old Willie Johnston enlisted in the Union Army alongside his father, serving as a drummer boy with the 3rd Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. In June 1862, overpowered by Confederate...
  6. Belle Montgomery

    West Virginia Is Looking for the Descendants of Civil War Veterans Who Never Claimed Their Medals

    This week holds two major Civil War anniversaries: America’s deadliest war started on April 12, 1861, when Southerners who seceded from the Union fired shots at the federal government’s Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, and came to an unofficial end on April 9, 1865, when...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Medal Of Honor Story You Hope His Mother Didn't Read, Seaman Jackson's Torpedoes

    From NYPL, fly leaf image on a book listing medals received in naval duty. Some hair raising accounts in there you just hope mothers of sailors didn't read. You'd lock your kid in a closet if you had any idea what they'd be up to, medal or no. Here's one, no comment from his mother. ' Seized...
  8. DBF

    Mr. Lincoln's Drummer

    Photo from amazon.com (A book by G. Clifton Wisler targeting a young audience) This morning our local paper featured the story of William “Willie” Johnston the youngest person in U.S. history to receive the Medal of Honor. He was born in 1850 and in December 1861 he would journey with his...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Our Most Peculiar Angel, Indefatigable Dr. Mary Edward Walker

    In this dim world of clouding care, We rarely know til ‘wildered eyes, See white wings lessening up the skies The angels with us unawares -Gerald Massey It may be tough to wrap one's head around the idea anyone could connect a Botticelli angel and Dr. Mary Edward Walker but hang on. Our most...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    What Soldier Deserved An MoH, Whose Actions May Have Been Overlooked?

    It's an opinion question out of an awful war. Accounts from battles still can't give us an idea what it was like to live through say, hand to hand fighting at The Muleshoe, at Spotsylvania, or bang together a pontoon bridge under fire, at Fredericksburg. Vets here have a better inkling than...
  11. USS ALASKA

    African Americans in the Civil War Navy

    WGBHForum Published on Aug 21, 2012 More than 20,000 African Americans served in the Union Navy during the Civil War. Boston National Historical Park ranger Bill Casey shares the inspiring true stories of two of these men at Old South Meeting House: Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson, and...
  12. SWMODave

    A small California town with two amazing cemetery's

    Lt William Thomas Simmons Medal of Honor Battle of Nashville courtesy Pinterest I stumbled across this Napa Valley cemetery for two reasons - I was looking for information on General Eugene Asa Carr and his Medal of Honor, and this cemetery has a brother of Carr buried in it, along with a...
  13. Buckeye Bill

    Sergeant William Harvey Carney, United States Army

    On this day in 1900, Federal Sergeant William Harvey Carney is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery on July 18, 1863, while fighting for the Union cause as a member of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry. He was the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor...
  14. AUG

    MOH recipient Pvt. James S. Cunningham, 8th Missouri Infantry (US)

    This tintype photograph, taken circa 1861-1865, shows James S. Cunningham in the uniform of the 8th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry. Cunningham served as a private in Company D and was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor...
  15. Mike Serpa

    William Carney and Medal of Honor

    William Harvey Carney (1840–1908) was born a slave in Norfolk, Virginia. As a youth he escaped to freedom in Massachusetts, where his father was living. On February 17, 1863, at age twenty-three, Carney responded to the call for black soldiers and joined a local militia along with forty-five...
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