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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Discussion In Your Opinion, Who Missed Being Awarded A Medal Of Honor?

    William Moore, boatswain's mate aboard USS Benton received his Medal of Honor for carrying lines to the shore while wounded during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, December 27, 1862. Benton was under heavy fire for 90 minutes at dead range. We know William Moore was awarded his MoH and...
  2. S

    Discussion Corps Badge, Keany Medal, and Gillmore Medal

    I would like to share photos of three Civil War medals in my collection: Gillmore Medal to M. Theisen Co. F. 3rd N.Y. Infantry Kearny medal to 1st Lt. Howard Millar Co. E, 63rd Infantry Reg. Corps badge to Col. Amasa Cobb 5th Wis. Vol.
  3. Claude Bauer

    Up to 100K Musicians Served in the Civil War

    While determining the exact number of musicians that served in the Civil War is impossible, several have made educated estimates: From the "Essential Civil War Curriculum" by Stephen Cornelius: "How many musicians were in the armies? Because of poor record keeping, we don’t know. Union...
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    Michigan's Own 'the medal of honor Civil War to Vietnam War.

    I picked this up at a local Friends of the Library sale. In the book there are a dozen black and white drawing of the 5th Mich. Inf., 15th Mich Inf., 17th Mich. Inf., a few Michigan Cavalry regiments, and a New York and an Ohio soldier. The drawing were done by Tom Schultz who also did some...
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    UCV Medal

    Was wanting to know the authenticity and value of this UCV medal. Thanks
  6. Woods-walker

    Post War UCV Medal

    Hidden treasures still exist. I found this medal at a local auction near Fredericksburg Virginia. I was rummaging through some boxes at the auction. Most of the boxes were filled with the sort of insignificant items that generally will not sell separately. In this particular box was a few old...
  7. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Bickford's Recapture of Flag

    Henry H. Bickford . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: U.S. Army Unit: Company E, 8th New York Cavalry Enlisted: Hartland, Niagara County, N.Y. in October 1861 Rank: Corporal Mustered Out: June 1865 MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Waynesboro, Virginia Date of Action: March 2, 1865...
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    UCV Reunion Medal

    So I have the chance to buy this medal. Was wondering the value and also if its an authentic medal. Thanks
  9. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - George Frank Robie

    George Frank Robie . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: U.S. Army Unit: Co. D, 7th New Hampshire Infantry Enlisted: September 25, 1861 Mustered In On: November 6, 1861 Rank: Sergeant Mustered Out On: July 20, 1865 MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Richmond, Virginia Date of Action...
  10. SWMODave

    What happened to Delina Roberts' Medal of Honor?

    Photo and main story KC Journal January 30, 1898 In 1897, there was a push on to award a Medal of Honor to Mrs Delina [Reader] Roberts, who had traveled to a battle to care for her wounded brother, but apparently was credited with saving 22 men. I can find very little on what happened after the...
  11. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Gunner Davis Protects a Barrel of Powder!

    John Davis . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Navy Unit: U.S.S. Valley City Rank: Quarter Gunner MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Elizabeth City, North Carolina Date of Action: February 10, 1862 Date Award Issued: April 3, 1863 Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 11...
  12. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - A Botswain's Meritorious Conduct

    James Barnum SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Navy Unit: U.S.S. New Ironsides Rank: Boatswain's Mate MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, North Carolina Date of Actions: December 24, 25, 1864 January 13, 14, 15, 1865...
  13. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Captain Withington's Bravery

    William Herbert Withington . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service at: Jackson, Michigan Entered Service on: April 29, 1861 Unit: Company B, 1st Michigan Infantry Rank: Captain Discharged: March 21, 1863 Service Notes: After his capture by Confederates at...
  14. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Gunner's Mate Bibber's Explosive Mission

    Charles James Bibber . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Navy Entered Service at: Massachusetts Entered Service on: May 2, 1864 Unit: U.S.S. Agawam Rank: Gunner's Mate Discharged: Mustered Out 1866 Service Notes: None MEDAL OF HONOR DETAILS Location of Action: Near Fort Fisher...
  15. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Corporal Carr's Brave Recovery

    Franklin Carr . SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service at: Toledo, Ohio Entered Service on: August 16, 1862 as a Corporal Unit: Company D, 124th Ohio Infantry Rank: Corporal Discharged: Mustered Out with Company on July 9, 1865 Service Notes: appointed Sergeant...
  16. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Capt. Ward's Barge Ride Under Fire

    William Henry Ward SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service: Adrian, Michigan on June 15, 1861 Unit: Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry Rank: Captain Discharged: August 9, 1864 Service Notes: Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry, was organized at Adrian, Michigan by William H...
  17. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Private Bruner's Perilous Position

    Private Louis J. Bruner SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service On: Date Not Available Entered Service At: Clifty Brumer, Indiana Unit: Company H, 5th Indiana Cavalry Rank: Private, promoted to Quarter Master Sergeant of Company H before leaving the service...
  18. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - Charles W. Reed, Bugler to the Rescue!

    Charles Wellington Reed Charles Wellington Reed was a gifted artist who could capture the everyday life of a Civil War army camp. A Boston native, he enlisted in the 9th Massachusetts Light Artillery as a bugler on the 2nd of August, 1862. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry...
  19. CivilWarTalk

    Medal of Honor Monday - William Black's Single Handed Action

    Captain William Perkins Black SERVICE NOTES Service/Branch: United States Army Entered Service In: Danville, Illinois Entered Service On: September 18, 1861 Unit: Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry Rank: Captain Discharged on: September 29, 1864 Additional Service Notes: He was the...
  20. Belle Montgomery

    Orlando house flippers find possible Civil War Medal of Honor

    Medal may have been given during Abraham Lincoln's presidency ORLANDO, Fla. - A pair of house flippers in Orlando believe they found a historic military medal while cleaning out a house they purchased. Erin and Michael Kara said the house was filled with belongings from the previous owner, who...
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