Template:Medal of Honor recipients

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]

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.

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

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75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Although out of service, he voluntarily resumed duty on the eve of battle and took a conspicuous part in the charge on the heights.
75px Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Savage's Station, Virginia Template:Dts Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

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Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Having been wounded and directed to the rear, declined to go, but continued in action, receiving several additional wounds, which resulted in his capture by the enemy and his total disability for military service.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), in a hand_to_hand fight with the color bearer.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Blackburn's Ford, Virginia Template:Dts Remained in action when a part of his regiment broke in disorder, joined another company, and fought with it through the remainder of the engagement.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army Assistant Surgeon Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, Pvt. Charles W. Baker, lying under heavy fire between the lines, and with the aid of an orderly carried him to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the color bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army Assistant Surgeon Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Template:Dts Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Magnolia Template:Dts As seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as coxswain on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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 Lieutenant Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 1st Texas Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Capture of flag.
William H. Reddick Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts Sixth person to receive Medal of Honor
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia and Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Template:Dts and Template:Dts While in arrest at Chickamauga, Georgia, left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the 2_day battle; was released from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge commanded his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service to the end of the war.
Template:Sortname Army Bugler Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 24th North Carolina Volunteers (C.S.A.).
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 Fort Gregg, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Galena Template:Dts As captain of No. 2 gun on board the USS Galena in the attack upon Drewy's Bluff, 15 May 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts For gallantry while rushing forward to capture a Confederate flag at the stone fence where the enemy's last stand was made.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of Virginia State flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia and Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts After having had his horse shot under him in the fight at Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia, he voluntarily joined the 105th New York Volunteers and was conspicuous in the advance on the enemy's lines. Displayed gallantry in the advance on the skirmish line at Bull Run, Virginia, where he was wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.
Template:Sortname Navy Coal Heaver First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
75px Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Conspicuous bravery on the third day of the battle on the countercharge against Pickett's division where he fell severely wounded within the enemy's lines.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Saved the life of an officer.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Pensacola Template:Dts – Template:Dts Richards served as quartermaster on board the USS Pensacola in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Having been captured and taken to the rear, made his escape rejoined the Union lines, and furnished information of great importance as to the enemy's position and the approaches thereto.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Template:Dts While on the extreme front, between the lines of the combatants single_handed he captured a Confederate major who was armed and mounted.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 16th Alabama Artillery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain Pocotaligo, S.C. Template:Dts Served on board USS Wabash.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Template:Dts At a critical moment brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself, being severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts While voluntarily serving as a staff officer successfully withdrew a regiment across and around a severely exposed position to the rest of the command; was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Roberts 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 Army E-05Sergeant Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 8th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.) in a hand_to_hand struggle with the color bearer.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Corbins Bridge, Virginia Template:Dts While acting as aide_de_camp to a general officer, seeing a regiment break to the rear, he seized its colors, rode with them to the front in the face of the advancing enemy, and rallied the retreating regiment.
Samuel Robertson 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 attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant before Richmond, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry on the skirmish line.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Howquah Template:Dts Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner, Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864.
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 Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia Template:Dts With 1 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 Brownsville, Ark. Template:Dts Successfully defended himself, single-handed against 7 guerrillas, killing the leader (Capt. W. C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party.
75px Template:Sortname Army Brigadier General Laurel Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Placed himself at the head of the leading brigade in a charge upon the enemy's breastworks; was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag in a hand_to_hand conflict.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Template:Dts Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Army Chief Bugler Reams Station, Virginia Template:Dts While his regiment was retiring under fire voluntarily remained behind to succor a wounded officer who was in great danger, secured assistance, and removed the officer to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia and Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts and Template:Dts At Bull Run, Virginia, recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg captured a Confederate color bearer and color, in which effort he was severely wounded.
Marion A. Ross Template:Sortname* Army E-05Sergeant Major Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Template:Dts Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Spotsylvania, Virginia Template:Dts Encouraged his cannoneers to hold a very dangerous position, and when all depended on several good shots it was from his piece that the most effective were delivered, causing the enemy's fire to cease and thereby relieving the critical position of the Federal troops.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 13th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Navy First Class Fireman USS Montauk Template:Dts Served as first class fireman on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Template:Sort Was 1 of 2 men who succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines with dispatches to Gen. Grant.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts With 2 companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
Charles W. Rundle 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.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 42d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Stone River, Tenn. Template:Dts Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia and Hanovertown, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts At great risk of his life went to the assistance of a wounded comrade, and while under fire removed him to a place of safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia and Second Battle of Auburn, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Template:Dts Under a heavy fire from the enemy carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Atlanta, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily scaled the enemy's breastworks and signaled to his commanding officer in charge; also in single combat captured the colors of the 5th Texas Regiment (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman USS Wyandank Template:Dts Served on board the USS Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. True name "Aaron Anderson".
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Dabney's Mills, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts First to scale the enemy's works and plant the colors thereon.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Was severely wounded by a gunshot in his left arm, went half a mile to the rear but insisted on returning to his company and continue to fight bravely until he became exhausted from the loss of blood and was compelled to retire from the field.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as quartermaster on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname* Army O-03Captain Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag, during which he was wounded and died several days later in Washington, D.C.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
75px Template:Sortname Army Brigadier General Battle of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Distinguished gallantry and good conduct in the defense.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Ashepoo River, South Carolina Template:Dts Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Mine Run, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily extinguished the burning fuse of a shell which had been thrown into the lines of the regiment by the enemy.
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 Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Advanced to the ditch of the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 15th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Blacksmith Paines Crossroads, Virginia 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."
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts Went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Template:Dts Rescued a wounded comrade under terrific fire.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts After the color sergeant had been shot down, seized the colors and planted them on the enemy's works during the charge.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
75px Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Template:Dts Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts At a critical period, gallantly led a cavalry charge against the left of the enemy's line of battle, drove the enemy out of his works, and captured many prisoners.
Template:Sortname Army Chief Bugler Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of the Sumter Flying Artillery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Relinquished a furlough granted for wounds, entered the battle, where he picked up the colors after several bearers had been killed or wounded, and carried them until himself again wounded.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Hendrick Hudson Template:Dts – Template:Dts As coxswain on board the USS Hendrick Hudson, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Peebles' Farm, Virginia Template:Dts At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Millerstown, Pennsylvania Template:Dts Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army Quartermaster Sergeant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
75px Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Monocacy Junction, Maryland Template:Dts Under a very heavy fire of the enemy saved the national flag of his regiment from capture.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of the flag of the 16th South Carolina Infantry, in hand_to_hand combat.
John M. Scott Template:Sortname* Army E-05Sergeant 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, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army Drummer Battle of Lee's Mills, Virginia Template:Dts Crossed the creek under a terrific fire of musketry several times to assist in bringing off the wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Was 1 of party of 4 who voluntarily brought into the Union lines, under fire, a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the enemy.
Template:Sortname Navy Master at Arms Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served as master_at_arms on board the U.S. Ironclad Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Iuka, Mississippi Template:Dts Although severely wounded, fought his battery until the cannoneers and horses were nearly all killed or wounded.
Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts At the head of 3 regiments and under a most galling fire attacked and occupied the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Template:Dts When the color bearer was shot down, this soldier seized the colors and bore them gallantly in a charge against the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.
Template:Sortname* Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts Gallant and meritorious service in carrying the regimental colors.
Template:Sortname Navy Paymaster's Steward USS Commodore Template:Dts Served as paymaster's steward on board the USS Commodore, November 1863.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts For assuming command of the brigade, rallying the troops, and remaining in command though wounded.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia Template:Dts Remained in battle despite having been wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 76th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Marye's Heights, Virginia Template:Dts At a most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works, and turned their flank.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Charles City Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Carters Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Charged upon a Confederate fieldpiece in advance of his comrades and by his individual exertions silenced the piece.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Elk River, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts As captain of a 100_pounder rifle gun on topgallant forecastle 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 Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in bringing wounded from the field under heavy fire.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Deep Run, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Knoxville, Tenn. Template:Dts Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts USS Wabash (1855) Served as seaman on board the USS Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served as quartermaster on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Gettysburg, Pa Template:Dts Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Last name sometimes spelled "Shields"
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand combat.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Ticonderoga in the attack upon Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Minnesota, in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Nineveh, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of two markers.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle USS Wissahickon Template:Dts and Template:Dts Served as captain of the forecastle on board the USS Wissahickon during the battle of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, 27 February 1863.
75px Template:Sortname Army Major General Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Displayed most conspicuous gallantry on the field vigorously contesting the advance of the enemy and continuing to encourage his troops after being himself severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Gravelly Run, Virginia Template:Dts With a comrade, attempted capture of a stand of Confederate colors and detachment of 9 Confederates, actually taking prisoner 3 members of the detachment, dispersing the remainder, and recapturing a Union officer who was a prisoner in hands of the detachment.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Template:Dts Distinguished bravery in battle. Rallied his comrades to charge vastly superior force until wounded in the hip. He was a 16_year_old drummer.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain 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 Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 34th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A ). Being the first to enter the works, he shot and wounded the enemy color bearer.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Major Irish Bend, La. Template:Dts Displayed great gallantry, under a heavy fire from the enemy, in calling in the skirmishers and assisting in forming the line of battle.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners. and was himself captured, but escaped.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts While detailed as clerk at headquarters, voluntarily engaged in action at a critical moment and personal example inspired the troops to repel the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Elk River, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Samuel Slavens 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 attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Captured flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Near Moorefield, W. Va. Template:Dts Voluntarily crossed a branch of the Potomac River under fire to rescue a wounded comrade held prisoner by the enemy. Was wounded and taken prisoner in the attempt.
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 Elk River, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 26th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), while outside his lines far from his comrades.
75px Template:Sortname* Army E-04Corporal Battle of Honey Hill, S. Carolina Template:Dts For taking up the regimental colors after the color bearer was killed
Template:Sortname Army Colonel St. Mary's Church, Virginia Template:Dts Remained in the fight to the close, although severely wounded.
Template:Sortname* Navy Coxswain USS Rhode Island Template:Dts On board the USS Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Warwick Courthouse, Virginia Template:Dts This soldier, when a shell struck an ammunition chest exploding a number of cartridges and setting fire to the packing tow, procured water and extinguished the fire, thus preventing the explosion of the remaining ammunition.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Whitehead Template:Dts On board the USS Whitehead in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Dabney Mills, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily remained with the body of his regimental commander under a heavy fire after the brigade had retired and brought the body off the field.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Black River, North Carolina Template:Dts Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
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 attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S: Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Second Captain 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 ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Led a part of a brigade, saved 2 pieces of artillery, captured a flag, and secured a number of prisoners.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain 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 Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 6th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts Captured 2 officers and 20 men of Hagood's brigade while they were endeavoring to make their way back through the woods.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Rowanty Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Swam the partly frozen creek under fire to establish a crossing.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Gettysburg, Pa Template:Dts Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Magnolia Template:Dts – Template:Dts As seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman 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 Marine Corps E-04Corporal Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts On board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as second quartermaster on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Washington, North Carolina Template:Dts Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand_to_hand conflict was had over the gun.
Template:Sortname Army Musician Piedmont, Virginia Template:Dts Left his place in the rear, took the rifle of a disabled soldier, and fought through the remainder of the action.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge.
Template:Sortname Army Saddler Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Stony Creek Station, Virginia Template:Dts His horse having been shot from under him he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Shiloh, Tenn. Template:Dts Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle.
Template:Sortname Army Major Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts With the assistance of a few men, captured 2 pieces of artillery and turned them upon the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Decatur, Georgia Template:Dts With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
Template:Sortname Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant 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 Lieutenant Colonel Evergreen, Ala. Template:Dts Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon 3 of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded 2, and captured the whole party.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.
75px Template:Sortname Army Major General Piedmont, Virginia Template:Dts Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.
75px Template:Sortname Army Major General Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Template:Dts At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it In a successful assault.
Template:Sortname Navy Shell Man Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Shell man on No. 8 on board the USS Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Campbell Station, Tenn. Template:Dts Brought off his piece without losing a man.
Template:Sortname Army Major and Aide de Camp Spring Hill, Tenn. Template:Dts During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
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 Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
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-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Template:Dts With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts For twice replacing his ship's flag after it had been shot away by heavy enemy fire.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General Battle of Fort Huger, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantly led a party that assaulted and captured the fort.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Fort Blakely, Alabama Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Off Yazoo City, Mississippi Template:Dts Embarking from the Marmora with a 12_pound howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Stoddard landed with the gun and crew in the midst of heated battle and, bravely standing by his gun despite enemy rifle fire which cut the gun carriage and rammer, contributed to the turning back of the enemy during the fierce engagement.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. 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."
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Dallas, Georgia Template:Dts While bringing in a wounded comrade, under a destructive fire, he was himself wounded in the right leg, which was amputated on the same day.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Landsman USS Isaac Smith Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date the USS Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Top USS Kearsarge Template:Dts Served as captain of the top on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Recaptured the colors of 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Paines Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Port Hudson, La. Template:Dts Volunteered in response to a call and took part in the movement that was made upon the enemy's works under a heavy fire therefrom in advance of the general assault.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Template:Dts Advanced beyond the lines, and in an encounter with 3 Confederates shot 2 and took the other prisoner.
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary Seaman Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Agawam as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 2 December 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Monticello Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as seaman on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina 23 to 25 June 1864.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Louisville Various Served on board the USS Louisville during various actions of that vessel. During the engagements of the Louisville, Sullivan served as first captain of a 9 inch gun and throughout his period of service was "especially commended for his attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action."
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy Chief Quartermaster Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Summers served on board the USS Ticonderoga in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Perryville, Ky. Template:Dts In the hottest part of the fire he stepped in front of his colonel to shield him from the enemy's fire.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Selma, Alabama Template:Dts Capture of flag supposed to be 11th Mississippi, C.S.A., and bearer.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
75px Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Template:Dts Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.
75px Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Pawnee Template:Dts Embarked in a surfboat from the USS Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Carrsville, Virginia Template:Dts When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Lenoire Station, Tenn. Template:Dts Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after 3 color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw 4 of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the 4 prisoners.
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.

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