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Yesterday's Question: What is the job of the number three man in field artillery drill? To work on the vent, and help gunner aim.

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What was the Gillmore Medal of Honor?

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Quincy Adams Gillmore; He had Ball, Black & Company of New York make 400 bronze medals to reward enlisted people who had made significant contributions in operations against Charleston, South Carolina and Fort Sumter. The "medals of honor" included certificates explaining why the medals had been awarded. Gillmore asked regimental commanders to provide the names of individuals who had earned the medal.
 
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AKA Fort Sumter Medal...on oct 28, 1863 maj gen quincy gillmore issued an order for a "medal of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during operations before charleston" for the men in the trenches and batteries.
 
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On Oct.28,1863, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore issued an order creating "medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conductduring the operations before Charleston". These were awarded to enlisted men in his command who had been in action in the batteries and in the trenches. This is also known as the Ft. Sumter medal.
 
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On 28 Oct 1863, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore issued an order creating "medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during the operations before Charleston" and awarding them to enlisted men of his command who had been in action in the batteries and trenches.
 
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The medal was created by Major General Quincy A. Gillmore as "medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during the operations before Charleston" They were awarded to enlistedmen of his command who had been in action in the batteries and trenches.
 

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Quincy Gillmore had about 400 medals made for the purpose of presenting them to enlisted men who had distinguished themselves in service around Charleston, SC.
 
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The Gillmore Medal (The Fort Sumter Medal)

On 28 Oct 1863, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore issued an order creating
"medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during the operations before Charleston"
and awarding them to enlistedmen of his command who had been in action in the batteries and trenches.
This medal is suspended by a swivel, from a metal clasp; there was no ribbon.

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Rarest of Civil War medals the “Gilmore Medal of Honor” was awarded to 400 brave Union patriots who courageously attempted to recapture the symbol of secession - Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Fort Sumter served as a battle cry for the Confederates and a thorn in the side for the Union since the first shots were fired in April of 1861 thereby putting its recapture in the forefront of strategic plans for General Quincy Gilmore’s Department of the South. Plans were undertaken in the summer of 1863 in which Union troops assaulted the fort with shot and shell leading to its ultimate destruction. General Quincy Gilmore, in honor of these heroics, had 400 medals struck by Ball Black & Co. of New York to reward soldiers for their gallantry. On the obverse is Fort Sumter in ruins and General Gilmore’s engraved autograph is on the reverse.
 
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The Gillmore Medal (The Fort Sumter Medal)
On 28 Oct 1863, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore issued an order creating
"medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during the operations before Charleston"
and awarding them to enlistedmen of his command who had been in action in the batteries and trenches.
This medal is suspended by a swivel, from a metal clasp; there was no ribbon.


Designed by Ball, Black, and Company; New York

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The Gillmore Medal of Honor was a medal developed by Union General Quincy A. Gillmore and awarded to Federal troops who had distinguished themselves in the operations around Charleston in July - September, 1863.

The medal was made of bronze and had one one side a facsimile of the General's autograph with the words, "For Gallant and Meritorious Conduct," and a representation of Fort Sumter in ruins and the date "Aug. 23, 1863" on the other.

The clasp by which the medal was pinned to the uniform was engraved with the name of the recipient. About 400 of these medals were made. They were accompanied by a certificate.
 
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The Gillmore Medal was given to those who served with the Union Army in South Carolina who fought with distinguished gallantry. Similar to that of the Kearney Medal.
 
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400 bronze medals were awarded to those enlisted personnel who had distinguished themselves in operations against Charleston,S.C.,and Fort Sumter in the summer of 1863.
 

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Yesterday's Question: What was the Gillmore Medal of Honor? On 28 Oct 1863, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore issued an order creating "medals of honor for gallantry and meritorious conduct during the operations before Charleston" and awarding them to enlisted men of his command who had been in action in the batteries and trenches.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

What Civil War naval cannon was nicknamed the "soda-water bottle" and by who was it invented?

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