- Jan 24, 2013
I recently donated over 700 restored photos of about 550 Civil War Medal of Honor recipients to the American Battlefield Trust. The Spring 2019 issue of the trust's Hallowed Ground magazine shows some of the photos. A colorized photo of MOH recipient Samuel C. Wright (by coincidence my avatar) by @Zuzah is used as a backdrop for the table of contents. It's his usual awesome work!
550 is about one-third of the Civil War MOH recipients. Feel free to post photos of the ones I'm missing. I'll try to post a photo a day.
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
John G.B. Adams - "Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment," 1899
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: At Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862. Birth: Groveland, Mass. Date of issue: December 16, 1896.
Citation: Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.
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