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This is a complete alphabetical list (M to P) of Medal of Honor recipients during the Civil War. Many of the awards during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War, regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit, and guided the unit's movements. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit, and could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

Medal of Honor[]

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government and is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States…" Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.[1]

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Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Template:Dts Father of General Douglas MacArthur, who also was awarded a Medal of Honor
Template:Sortname Navy Boy Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Top Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Hendrick Hudson Template:Dts – Template:Dts As seaman on board the USS Hendrick Hudson, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865, Mack served with the Army in charge of Navy howitzers during the attack on St. Marks and, throughout this fierce engagement, made remarkable efforts in assisting transport of the gun.
75px Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-04Corporal Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia Template:Dts Serving aboard the USS Calena Mackie was the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Masons Island, Maryland Template:Dts Assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to the Union lines.
Template:Sortname Navy Coal Heaver Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Template:Dts Recapture of General Crook's headquarters flag.
Template:Sortname Army Drummer Third Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts In a charge, was among the first to reach a battery of the enemy and, with one or two others, mounted the artillery horses and took two guns into the Union lines.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee Template:Dts Capture of flag of 17th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Front Royal, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 3d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Hatcher's Run, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 8th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.)
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee Template:Dts Capture of flag of 17th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Grand Coteau, La. Template:Dts After having been surrounded by the enemy's cavalry, his support having surrendered, he ordered a charge and saved the section of the battery that was under his command.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts E-05Sergeant Marquette, although wounded, was one of the first to plant colors on the enemy's breastworks.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Captured the enemy flag
Charles H. Marsh Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Back Creek Valley, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag and its bearer.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Elk River, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily led a small party and, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Securely lashed to the side of the Oneida which had suffered the loss of her steering apparatus and an explosion of her boiler from enemy fire, the Calena aided the stricken vessel past the enemy forts to safety. Despite heavy damage to his ship from raking enemy fire, Martin performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the action
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Millerstown, Pa. Template:Dts Enlisted under the name Martin Schwenk, medal was issued under that name.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Sgt. Martin fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious 2_hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantly made a most dangerous reconnaissance, discovering the position of the enemy and enabling the division to repulse an attack made in strong force.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Benton Template:Dts Serving as boatswain's mate on board the USS Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Varuna Template:Dts O-03Captain of a gun on board the USS Varuna during an attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862.
Elihu H. Mason Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts Fourth person to receive Medal Of Honor
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Enlisted under the name Henry Sivel, and original Medal of Honor issued under that name. A new medal was issued in 1900 under true name.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily took the colors, whose bearer had been disabled, and, although himself severely wounded, carried the same until the enemy's works were taken.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 7th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Jonesborough, Georgia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 6th and 7th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Displayed extraordinary gallantry in leading a charge of his regiment which resulted in the capture of a large number of prisoners and a stand of colors.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Though severely wounded and in face of a deadly fire from the enemy at short range, he rushed bravely forward and was among the first to enter the enemy's works on the crest of Marye's Heights and helped to plant his regimental colors there.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Ran ahead of his regiment over the enemy's works and captured from its bearer the flag of Bonanchad's Confederate battery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Captured the enemy flag
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Near Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Template:Dts With one companion and under a fierce fire from the enemy at short range went to the rescue of a wounded comrade who had fallen between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts A wounded and helpless comrade, having been left on the skirmish line, this soldier voluntarily returned to the front under a severe fire and carried the wounded man to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Salem Heights, Virginia Template:Dts Went 250 yards in front of his regiment toward the position of the enemy and under fire brought within the lines a wounded and unconscious comrade.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Picked up a shell with burning fuse and threw it over the parapet into the ditch, where it exploded; by this act he probably saved the lives of comrades at the great peril of his own.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts 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.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Template:Dts While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company, then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to this company during the battle being very great.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Conspicuous gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 4th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.), while in advance of his lines.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy First Class Fireman USS Richmond Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863. Damaged by a 6_inch solid rifle shot which shattered the starboard safety_valve chamber and also damaged the port safety_valve, the fireroom of the Richmond immediately became filled with steam to place it in an extremely critical condition. Acting courageously in this crisis, McClelland persisted in penetrating the steam_filled room in order to haul the hot fires of the furnaces and continued this gallant action until the gravity of the situation had lessened.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts While leading his company in an assault, Capt. McConnell braved an intense fire that mowed down his unit. Upon reaching the breastworks he found that he had only one member of his company with him, Pvt. Wagner. He was so close to an enemy gun that the blast knocked him down a ditch. Getting up, he entered the gun pit, the guncrew fleeing before him. About 30 paces away he saw a Confederate flag bearer and guard which he captured with the last shot in his pistol.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Signal Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the USS Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Serving as gun captain and wounded early in the battle, McCormick bravely stood by his gun in the face of the enemy fire until ordered to withdraw.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Baron De Kalb Template:Dts – Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Shiloh, Tenn. Template:Dts Was severely wounded while endeavoring, at the risk of his life, to carry to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of colors of 36th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Captured Col. Barker, commanding the Confederate brigade that charged the Union batteries; on the same day rescued Lt. George W. Harmon of his regiment from the enemy.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts For not leaving his post while under fire during successful action against Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain and Assistant Quartermaster Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts While acting chief quartermaster of Gen. Sheridan's forces operating in the Shenandoah Valley was severely wounded while voluntarily leading a brigade of infantry and was commended for the greatest gallantry by Gen. Sheridan.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Through his personal exertions under a heavy fire, one of the guns of his battery was brought off the field; all the other guns were lost.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Varuna Template:Dts McGowan occupied one of the most responsible positions on the USS Varuna during the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and in action against the rebel ship Morgan on 24 April 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts One of the three soldiers most conspicuous for gallantry in the final assault.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's work.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Captured a Confederate color in a charge, threw the flag over in front of the works, and continued in the charge upon the enemy.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Cincinnati Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Top Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Dug Gap, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily risked his life in rescuing under the fire of the enemy a wounded comrade who was Iying between the lines.
Template:Sortname Army Color Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Stone River, Tenn. and Battle of Hoover's Gap, Liberty Gap, Tenn. Template:Dts and Template:Dts Conspicuous in the charge at Stone River, Tenn., where he was three times wounded. At Liberty Gap, Tenn., captured colors of 8th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Burnt Ordinary, Virginia Template:Dts Was one of a small scouting party that charged and routed a mounted force of the enemy six times their number. He led the charge in a most gallant and distinguished manner, going far beyond the call of duty.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Varuna Template:Dts O-03Captain of a gun on board the USS Varuna during the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and in action against the rebel ship Morgan, 24 April 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Foretop USS Pensacola Template:Dts – Template:Dts O-03Captain of foretop, and a volunteer from the Colorado, McLeod served on board the USS Pensacola during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Acting as gun captain of the rifled howitzer aft which was much exposed, he served this piece with great ability and activity, although no officer superintended it.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of White Oak Swamp, Virginia Template:Dts 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.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname* Army E-04Corporal Fredericksburg Heights, Virginia Template:Dts Shot a Confederate color bearer and seized the flag; also approached, alone, a barn between the lines and demanded and received the surrender of a number of the enemy therein.
Template:Sortname Army Commissary Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 6th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.)
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864, to 22 February 1865.
Template:Sortname Army Farrier Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Led a section of his men on the enemy's works, receiving a wound while scaling a parapet.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts With five volunteers he gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the flagship USS Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
75px Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and, upon permission being given, made a most gallant assault.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Template:Dts Captured 2 battle flags from the enemy and returned with them to his own lines.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts With 6 men, captured 69 Confederate prisoners and recaptured several soldiers who had fallen into the enemy's hands.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in action; was wounded while capturing flag in advance of his regiment.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts During an assault and in the face of a heavy fire rendered heroic assistance to a wounded and helpless officer, thereby saving his life and in the performance of this gallant act sustained a severe wound.
Template:Sortname Navy Engineer's Cook Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by the enemy.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served board the USS Richmond during Battle of Fort Morgan.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 25th Battalion Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.); was taken prisoner, but successfully retained his trophy until recaptured.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
75px Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead Template:Dts Served as quartermaster on board the U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December 1863, during an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Acting courageously under the fierce hostile fire, Miller behaved gallantly throughout the engagement which resulted in the enemy's withdrawal and abandonment of its arms.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Selma, Alabama Template:Dts Capture of standard of 12th Mississippi Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts for capture of 2 flags
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Template:Dts for capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of his column.
Template:Sortname Navy Quarter Gunner First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts – Template:Dts Milliken served on board the USS New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864_ and 13,14 and 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Minnesota, in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Sandy Cross Roads, North Carolina Template:Dts While scouting, this soldier, in command of an advance of but 3 or 4 men, came upon the enemy, and charged them without orders, the rest of the troops following, the whole force of the enemy, 120 men, being captured.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia Template:Dts As aide_de_camp led the charge with a part of a regiment, pierced the enemy's center, silenced some of his artillery, and, getting in his rear, caused him to abandon his position.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in a personal encounter with the color bearer.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of the flag of the Tennessee Brigade (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily took up the regimental colors after several color bearers had been shot down and carried them until himself wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Fort Hindman Template:Dts Served on board the USS Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, La., 2 March 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Recapture of colors of 7th New York Heavy Artillery.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Afterguard First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Montgomery served on board the USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead Template:Dts Serving on board the U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December 1863, during an engagement with the enemy on John's Island.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as seaman on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts At the risk of his own life saved the life of an officer who had been shot down and overpowered by superior numbers.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Rhode Island Template:Dts Served on board the USS Rhode Island which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Captured flag of a Confederate battery while far in advance of the Union lines.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate Yazoo River Expedition Template:Dts Serving as boatswain's mate on board the USS Benton during the attack on Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, 27 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of McDowell, Virginia Template:Dts 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.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Top Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts As captain of a gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag from the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Columbus, Georgia Template:Dts Capture of flag inside the enemy's works, contesting for its possession with its bearer.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia Template:Dts Learning that an assault was to be made upon the enemy's works by other troops, this officer voluntarily joined the storming party with about 50 men of his regiment, and by his dash and gallantry rendered effective service in the assault.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 40th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily exposed himself to a heavy fire to bring off a wounded comrade.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Carondelet Template:Dts Serving as coxswain on board the USS Carondelet, Morrison was commended for meritorious conduct in general and especially for his heroic conduct and his inspiring example to the crew in the engagement with the rebel ram Arkansas, Yazoo River, 15 July 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of colors of 4th Georgia Battery (C.S.A.)
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily rushed back into the enemy's lines, took the colors from the color sergeant, who was mortally wounded, and, although himself wounded, carried them through the fight.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Benton Template:Dts – Template:Dts Serving as boatswain's mate on board the USS Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1863.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily led a charge on a Confederate battery (the officers of the company being disabled) and compelled its hasty removal.
St. Clair Mulholland Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts In command of the picket line held the enemy in check all night to cover the retreat of the Army.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Wyandank, Mattox Creek Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Don Template:Dts for saving an officer from drowning
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts – Template:Dts Gallant and courageous conduct as color bearer. (This noncommissioned officer carried the colors of his regiment through 13 engagements.)
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant and Quartermaster First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Took a rifle and voluntarily fought with his regiment in the ranks; when the regiment was forced back, voluntarily remained on the field caring for the wounded, and was there taken prisoner.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Hatchers Run, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 47th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Template:Dts Although wounded three times, carried the colors throughout the conflict.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts A piece of artillery having been silenced by the enemy, this soldier voluntarily assisted in working the piece, conducting himself throughout the engagement in a gallant and fearless manner.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland Template:Dts Capture of flag of 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of North Anna, Virginia Template:Dts This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the enemy for 3 hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition being exhausted.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Metacomet, during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army Musician Battle of Ezra Church, Atlanta, Georgia Template:Dts Being orderly to the brigade commander, he voluntarily led two regiments as reinforcements into line of battle, where he had his horse shot under him.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Voluntarily crossed the line of heavy fire of Union and Confederate forces, carrying a message to stop the firing of one Union regiment on another.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Template:Dts Saved the regimental colors by greatest personal devotion and bravery.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in action; was 5 times wounded.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts For his actions while on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
Template:Sortname Navy Quarter Gunner First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts For his actions while serving on board the USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of the enemy flag
75px Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Newland distinguished himself on board the USS Oneida for his good conduct and faithful discharge of his station, behaving splendidly under the fire of the enemy and throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and the damaging of Fort Morgan.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily returned, in the face of a severe fire from the enemy, and rescued a wounded comrade who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Near Amelia Springs, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of the enemy flag
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Peterel Template:Dts Served as quartermaster on board the USS Peterel during its capture in Yazoo River, 22 April 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Voluntarily made a reconnaissance in advance of the line held by his regiment and, under a heavy fire, obtained information of great value.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of 2 flags
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts As landsman on board the USS Metacomet, Noble served among the boat's crew which went to the rescue of the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a torpedo in passing enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Georgia Landing, La. Template:Dts Although prostrated by a cannon shot, refused to give up the flag which he was carrying as color bearer of his regiment and continued to carry it at the head of the regiment throughout the engagement.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts 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.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Rushed ahead of his column and captured the flag of the 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of the enemy flag
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Charged the enemy and, with the assistance of Corporal Bringle, captured a fieldpiece with 2 prisoners.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Standing upon the top of the breastworks, deliberately took aim and fired no less than 15 shots into the enemy's lines, but a few yards away.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant on board the USS Fort Henry Template:Dts For his actions while serving on board the USS Fort Henry, Crystal River, Fla., 15 June 1863.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Todd's Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts Led the regiment in charge at a critical moment under a murderous fire until he fell desperately wounded.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Gallantly maintained the line of battle until ordered to fall back.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain U.S. Sloop John Adams Template:Dts Served as coxswain on board the U.S. Sloop John Adams, Sullvan's Island Channel, 28 November 1864. Taking part in the boarding of the blockade runner Beatrice while under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie, O'Brien, who was in charge of one of the boarding launches, carried out his duties with prompt and energetic conduct. This action resulted in the firing of the Beatrice and the capture of a quantity of supplies from her.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag and of a Confederate officer with his horse and equipment
Template:Sortname Navy Coal Heaver Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the flagship USS Hartford, during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Gravelly Run, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts On 31 March 1865, with a comrade, recaptured a Union officer from a detachment of 9 Confederates, capturing 3 of the detachment and dispersing the remainder, and on 1 April 1865, seized a stand of Confederate colors, killing a Confederate officer in a hand_to_hand contest over the colors and retaining the colors until surrounded by Confederates and compelled to relinquish them.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Unknown Unknown Date and place of act not of record in War Department.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Fort DeRussey, La. Template:Dts and Template:Dts 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 placed himself in the ranks of an assaulting column (being then on staff duty) and rode with it into the enemy's works, being the only mounted officer present, was twice wounded in battle.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Signal Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 31st Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts While acting as aide assisted in preventing a disaster caused by Union troops firing into each other
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Took up the colors from the hands of the color bearer who had been shot down and bore them through the remainder of the battle.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 50th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Shiloh, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Mississippi, etc. Template:Dts – Template:Dts Gallantry in actions.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts This soldier and two others, voluntarily and under fire, rescued several wounded and helpless soldiers.
Template:Sortname Army Major Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman on board the USS Saratoga Template:Dts Served as seaman during actions on 2 occasions. Carrying out his duties courageously during these actions, Ortega conducted himself gallantly through both periods. Promoted to acting master's mate.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Antietam, Maryland Template:Dts Capture of flag of 7th South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), in hand_to_hand encounter, although he was wounded in the shoulder.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Although wounded and carried to the rear, he secured a rifle and voluntarily returned to the front, where, failing to find his own regiment, he joined another and fought with it until again severely wounded and taken prisoner.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Remained in the rifle pits after the others had retreated, firing constantly, and contesting the ground step by step.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-04Corporal Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts For actions against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Raccoon Ford, Virginia Template:Dts After his command had retreated, this soldier, voluntarily and alone, returned to the assistance of a comrade and rescued him from the hands of 3 armed Confederates.
Template:Sortname Army Musician Lexington, Mo. Template:Dts Volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts First of 6 men who volunteered to assist gunner of a battery upon which the enemy was concentrating its fire, and fought with the battery until the close of the engagement. His commanding officer felt he would never see this man alive again.
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Red Hill, Ala. Template:Dts Attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy without losing a man.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia and Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts Planted the first color on the enemy's works. Carried the regimental colors over the creek after the regiment had broken and been repulsed.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Afterguard USS Cayuga Template:Dts – Template:Dts At the wheel on board the USS Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts While alone and in advance of his unit and attempting to cut off the retreat of a supply wagon, he fought and sent to flight a Confederate color bearer. After capturing the color bearer and leaving him in the rear, he returned to the front and captured 3 more wagons and drivers.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag
75px Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts First Medal of Honor recipient.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.
Template:Sortname Army Principal Musician Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia Template:Dts With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland Template:Dts Under a most withering and concentrated fire, voluntarily picked up the colors of his regiment, when the bearer and 2 of the color guard had been killed, and bore them aloft throughout the entire battle.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Nolensville, Tenn. Template:Dts Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of Virginia State colors.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts While acting regimental quartermaster, learning of an expected assault, requested assignment to a company that had no commissioned officers present; was so assigned, and was one of the first to lead his men into the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Lewis's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as seaman on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Near Blackburn's Ford, Virginia Template:Dts Took command of such soldiers as he could get and attacked and captured a Confederate battery of 4 guns. Also, while on a reconnaissance, overtook and captured a Confederate soldier.
Template:Sortname Navy Second Class Boy USS Varuna Template:Dts Peck served as second_class boy on board the Varuna during an attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Newport Barracks, North Carolina Template:Dts By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, kept a superior force of the enemy at bay and covered the retreat of the garrison.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
75px Template:Sortname Navy Landsman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the flagship USS Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Gallantly led the charge over a traverse and planted the colors of one of his regiments thereon, was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Among the first to enter the enemy's entrenchments, he received the surrender of a Confederate general officer and his headquarters flag.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi Template:Dts – Template:Dts With 2 comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Commodore Perry Template:Dts On board the USS Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Took up the colors as they fell out of the hands of the wounded color bearer and carried them forward in the charge.
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Laurel Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sutherland's Station, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram, Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily conveyed, under a heavy fire, information to the commander of a battalion of regular troops by which the battalion was saved from capture or annihilation.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Deep Bottom, Virginia Template:Dts At the risk of his life, voluntarily went to the assistance of a wounded officer Iying close to the enemy's lines and, under fire carried him to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Cotton Plant, Ark. Template:Dts While the troops were falling back before a superior force, this soldier, assisted by one companion, and while under severe fire at close range, saved a cannon from capture by the enemy.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Lee's Mills, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantly led his company across a wide, deep creek, drove the enemy from the rifle pits, which were within 2 yards of the farther bank, and remained at the head of his men until a second time severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Major Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) and saved his own colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp.
75px Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Took command of his company after all the officers had been killed or wounded and gallantly led it in battle.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. and Second Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts 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; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Virginia, while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of the Sumter Heavy Artillery (C.S.A.).
William Pittinger Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts Fifth person to receive Medal of Honor
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina Template:Dts Rushed into the midst of the enemy and rescued the colors, the color bearer having fallen mortally wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fairfield, Pa. Template:Dts Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand-to-hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Hatcher's Run, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts While acting as aide to a general officer, voluntarily accompanied a regiment in an assault on the enemy's works and acted as leader of the movement which resulted in the rout of the enemy and the capture of a large number of prisoners.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Major Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Recaptured the colors of the 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Seized the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having been shot down, and bore them to the front where both his arms were carried off by a shell.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Drywood, Kansas Template:Dts With 2 companions, attacked a greatly superior force of guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Baxter Springs, Kans. Template:Dts While in command of 2 companies of Cavalry, was surprised and attacked by several times his own number of guerrillas, but gallantly rallied his men, and after a severe struggle drove the enemy outside the fortifications. 1st Lt. Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer 3 times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Kearsarge Template:Dts He was serving as a Quartermaster on the sloop of war USS Kearsarge when she sank the commerce raider CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France. He was awarded his Medal of Honor for gallantry under fire exhibited while steering the ship.
Template:Sortname Army Commissary Sergeant Tallahatchie River, Mississippi Template:Dts Was 1 of 4 volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Template:Dts While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.
John R. Porter Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attepmt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts – Template:Dts Led his brigade in an attack on a strong position under intense fire. Later a U.S. Representative for Illinois.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Voluntarily delivered an order in the face of heavy fire of the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag (Bragg's army).
Template:Sortname Army Major Sinking Creek Valley, Virginia Template:Dts Distinguished services in raid, where with 20 men, he charged and captured the enemy's camp, 500 strong, without the loss of man or gun.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. Template:Dts Under a heavy fire and at great personal risk went to the aid of a dismounted comrade who was surrounded by the enemy, took him up on his own horse, and carried him to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Oostanaula, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily swam the river under heavy fire and secured a ferryboat, by means of which the command crossed.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Main Top First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts – Template:Dts On board the USS Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13 to 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily rescued the body of his commanding officer, who had fallen mortally wounded. He brought off the field his mortally wounded leader under direct and constant rifle fire.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant and Commissary Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily led a charge in which he was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia Template:Dts While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other colors, which would otherwise have been captured.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Crumps Creek, Virginia Template:Dts With a small force on a reconnaissance drove off a strong body of the enemy, charged into another force of the enemy's cavalry and stampeded them, taking 27 prisoners.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Carried, with others, by hand, a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Magnolia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as a seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients

References[]

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