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This is a complete alphabetical list (T to Z) 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
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Port Hudson, La. Template:Dts Voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy only a few feet away to render valuable services for the protection of his comrades.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle USS Louisville Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as captain of the forecastle on board the USS Louisville at the capture of the Arkansas post, 10 and 11 January 1863.
Template:Sortname* Navy Quarter Gunner USS Tacony Template:Dts Served as quarter gunner on board the USS Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Antietam, Maryland Template:Dts Carried off the regimental colors, which had fallen within 20 yards of the enemy's lines, the color guard of 9 men having all been killed or wounded; was himself 3 times wounded.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Template:Dts Held out to the last with a small force against the advance of superior numbers of the enemy.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts 23rd NJ Vol. Infantry
Template:Sortname Navy Armorer 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-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Navy Yard, New York Template:Dts Seaman in charge of the picket boat attached to the Navy Yard, New York, 9 September 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Served on board the USS Metacomet during the action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Front Royal, Virginia and Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts When a sergeant, at Front Royal, Virginia, he was painfully wounded while obeying an order to burn a bridge, but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, then a lieutenant, he voluntarily took the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous reconnaissance beyond the lines of the army; was taken prisoner in the attempt.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle First 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.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant New Bern, North Carolina Template:Dts In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Near Fort Gates, Fla. Template:Dts Was a volunteer in the surprise and capture of the enemy's picket.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.
Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily remained and participated in the battle with conspicuous gallantry, although his term of service had expired and he had been ordered home to be mustered out.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington Template:Dts Serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
Template:Sortname Army Major Amelia Springs, Virginia Template:Dts Conspicuous gallantry in the capture of a field battery and a number of battle flags and in the destruction of the enemy's wagon train. Maj. Thomas lost a leg in this action.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand_to_hand encounter, in which the advance of the enemy was checked.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
75px Template:Sortname Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Template:Dts Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstruction.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought single-handed for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was twice knocked from the parapet of Fort Gregg by blows from the enemy muskets but at the third attempt fought his way into the works.
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 Surgeon New Bern, North Carolina Template:Dts Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
75px Template:Sortname Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Template:Dts Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings, preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstructions.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Template:Dts As color bearer with most conspicuous gallantry preceded his regiment in the assault and planted his flag upon the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts One of a 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 Signal Quartermaster Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head Template:Dts During action of the main squadron of ships against heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, 7 November 1861.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Dutch Gap Canal, Virginia Template:Dts After the fuze to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Columbus, Georgia Template:Dts Capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Richmond Campaign, Virginia Template:Dts Gallant conduct in the field.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Template:Dts Though himself wounded, voluntarily left the rifle pits, crept out between the lines and, exposed to the severe fire of the enemy's guns at close range, brought within the lines 2 wounded and helpless comrades.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Was among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Aiken, S.C. Template:Dts Voluntarily and at great personal risk returned, in the face of the advance of the enemy, and rescued from impending death or capture, Maj. William C. Stevens, 9th Michigan Cavalry, who had been thrown from his horse.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Major Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Template:Dts – Template:Dts Though severely wounded at Sailors Creek, 6 April, and at Farmville, 7 April, refused to go to the hospital, but remained with his regiment, performed the full duties of adjutant upon the wounding of that officer, and was present for duty at Appomattox.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3 p.m. until dusk, rallying and re_forming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Stationed at the conn 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 Army O-02First Lieutenant Third Battle of Chattanooga, Tenn. Template:Dts 33rd NJ Vol. Infantry
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Wabash during the assault on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Sailors Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Fairfax, Virginia Template:Dts Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Template:Dts Gallantry in action; voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Ezra Chapel, Georgia Template:Dts At great hazard of his life he saved his commanding officer, then badly wounded, from capture.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts At the crisis of the engagement this soldier, a color bearer, stood alone in an advanced position, the regiment having been borne back, and defended his colors with musket and ammunition picked up at his feet.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts Seized the colors and led the regiment when other regiments had retired and then reformed his line and held it.
75px Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia and Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of safety a wounded and helpless officer.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Template:Dts Having been sent outside the lines to obtain certain information of great importance and having succeeded in his mission, was surprised upon his return by a large force of the enemy, regaining the Union lines only after greatly imperiling his life.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Mason's Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Having been surprised and captured by a detachment of guerrillas, this soldier, with other prisoners, seized the arms of the guard over them, killed 2 of the guerrillas, and enabled all the prisoners to escape.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Buzzard's Roost, Georgia Template:Dts Risked his life in saving a wounded comrade.
Template:Sortname Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily rode between the lines while 2 brigades of Union troops were firing into each other and stopped the firing.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Waterloo Bridge, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily assisted in the burning and destruction of the bridge under heavy fire of the enemy.
Template:Sortname Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." He carried his regiment's flag and tried to borrow a gun to defend it.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Near Atlanta, Georgia Template:Dts Although severely wounded in a charge, he remained with the regiment until again severely wounded, losing his leg.
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-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was 1 of the 3 soldiers most conspicuous in the final assault.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in action.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts – Template:Dts Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Fort Donelson, Tenn. Template:Dts Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Resaca, Georgia Template:Dts Capture of flag.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
George Uhrl Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va. Template:Dts Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Bristoe Station, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer; was severely wounded.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
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-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Template:Dts Was the first man to reach the enemy's rifle pits, which were taken in the charge.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.
75px Template:Sortname Navy First Class Fireman on board the USS Richmond Template:Dts For bravery aboard ship when an enemy round hit the ship's boiler, causing it to rupture.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts First name given as "Edwin" in some records
Template:Sortname Marine Corps E-05Sergeant on board the USS Mississippi Template:Dts During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sgt. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Seized the national colors after 2 color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Wauhatchie, Tenn. Template:Dts Gallantry in action manifesting throughout the engagement coolness, zeal, judgment, and courage. His horse was shot from under him and he was hit by 4 enemy bullets.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.
Template:Sortname Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.
Template:Sortname Navy Chief Quartermaster First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as chief quartermaster on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Verney was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Captured the enemy flag
75px Template:Sortname Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Template:Dts While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Remained with the command after being severely wounded until he had fired all the cartridges in his possession, when he had to be carried from the field.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain 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 off Hatteras, 31 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts Gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Template:Dts After 2 color bearers had fallen, seized the flag and carried it forward, assisting in the capture of a battery. Shortly thereafter he captured the flag of the 41st Alabama and the color bearer.
75px Template:Sortname Army Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian) Various Template:Sort For devoting herself to the care of sick and wounded soldiers to the detriment of her own health. Only female recipient. Medal rescinded in 1917, restored in 1977.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag of 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts During the bombardment of the fort by the fleet, captured and brought the flag of the fort, the flagstaff having been shot down.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts While the enemy were in close proximity, this soldier sprang forward and bore off in safety the regimental colors, the color bearer having fallen on the field of battle.
Template:Sortname Navy Quarter Gunner Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Serving as gunner 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 E-01Private Staunton River Bridge, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.
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 Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Voluntarily commanded the expedition which, under cover of darkness, attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
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 Paines Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of Virginia State colors.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Monticello Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as coxswain on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.
75px Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Port Hudson, La. Template:Dts Voluntarily took part in an attack against the enemy's works under a heavy fire in advance of the general assault. Later Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator.
75px Template:Sortname Army Brigadier General Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Distinguished personal gallantry in leading his men forward at a critical period in the contest.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Under heavy fire voluntarily carried information to a battery commander that enabled him to save his guns from capture. Was severely wounded, but refused to go to the hospital and participated in the remainder of the campaign.
Template:Sortname Army Musician Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily joined in a charge against the enemy, which was repulsed, and by his rapid firing in the face of the enemy enabled many of the wounded to return to the Federal lines; with others, held the advance of the enemy while temporary works were being constructed.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Foretop USS Montauk Template:Dts Served as captain of the foretop on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag and color bearer using an empty cocked rifle while outnumbered 5 or 6.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General St. Mary's Church, Virginia Template:Dts The division being hard pressed and falling back, this officer dismounted, gave his horse to a wounded officer, and thus enabled him to escape. Afterwards, on foot, Captain Weir rallied and took command of some stragglers and helped to repel the last charge of the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Template:Dts Captured the flag of the 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Dug Gap, Georgia Template:Dts Risked his life in rescuing a wounded comrade under fire of the enemy.
Template:Sortname* Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Template:Dts With 2 comrades, took position in advance of the skirmish line, within short distance of the enemy's gunners, and drove them from their guns.
Template:Sortname Army Chief Bugler Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of colors of 44th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts As landsman and lookout 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 Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed thereby saving the colors from capture.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 23d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Army Major Near Wetumpka, Ala. Template:Dts This officer, with a small detachment, while en route to destroy steamboats loaded with supplies for the enemy, was stopped by an unfordable river, but with 5 of his men swam the river, captured 2 leaky canoes, and ferried his men across. He then encountered and defeated the enemy, and on reaching Wetumpka found the steamers anchored in midstream. By a ruse obtained possession of a boat, with which he reached the steamers and demanded and received their surrender.
75px Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Salem Heights, Virginia Template:Dts Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Template:Dts Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Reams Station, Virginia Template:Dts While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of Cavalry, through an Infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Hatcher's Run, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Rappanhannock Station, Virginia Template:Dts At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Gun First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts and Template:Dts White 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 Army O-03Captain 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 Army Chaplain Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Template:Dts Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland and Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts and Template:Dts Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Template:Dts Capture of flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Template:Dts As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Template:Dts While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery brigade, 6th Army Corps, went over the enemy's works, mounted, with the assaulting column, to gain quicker possession of the guns and to turn them upon the enemy.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Template:Sortname Navy Ordinary 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 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Template:Dts Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Champion Hill, or Bakers Creek, Mississippi Template:Dts Having been badly wounded in the breast and captured, he made a prisoner of his captor and brought him into camp.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 Template:Dts Wilkes served on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate Ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her.
Template:Sortname Navy Pilot USS Signal Template:Dts Served as pilot on board the USS Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Recaptured the colors of 21st Massachusetts Infantry in a hand_to_hand encounter.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Led repeated charges until wounded and taken prisoner.
Template:Sortname Navy Sailmaker's Mate First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as sailmaker's mate on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865.
Elwood N. Williams Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Shiloh, Tenn. Template:Dts A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the line of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.
Template:Sortname Army Quartermaster Sergeant Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Template:Dts While on duty with the wagon train as quartermaster sergeant he voluntarily left his place of safety in the rear, joined a company, and fought with distinguished gallantry through the action.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Mohican Template:Dts O-03Captain of an 11-inch gun aboard the USS Mohican during action of the main squadron of ships against the heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, and against ships of the Confederate Fleet, 7 November 1861.
Template:Sortname Navy O-03Captain of the Maintop USS Pawnee Template:Dts Serving as captain of the maintop of the USS Pawnee in the attack upon Mathias Point, 26 June 1861, Williams told his men, while lying off in the boat, that every man must die on his thwart sooner than leave a man behind.
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 Cold Harbor, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with 4 companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862.
Template:Sortname Navy Signal Quartermaster USS Benton Template:Dts – Template:Dts Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Template:Sortname Navy Landsman USS Lehigh Template:Dts On board the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had been grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia Template:Dts Voluntarily went beyond the lines to observe the enemy; also aided a wounded comrade.
75px Template:Sortname Army Colonel Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi Template:Dts Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Template:Dts and Template:Dts Willis 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.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Template:Dts Distinguished gallantry.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Charged the enemy's works, colors in hand, and had 2 horses shot from under him.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the 2 batteries captured.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Chamberlains Creek, Virginia Template:Dts With the assistance of one comrade, headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting 2 of his color bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.
John A. Wilson 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, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Template:Dts Remained on duty, while suffering from an acute illness and very weak, and participated in the action of that date.
Template:Sortname Army Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Template:Dts While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag_bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Template:Dts While serving as an engineer officer voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy's fire.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Template:Dts Remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.
John Wollam 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, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Template:Dts Distinguished gallantry.
Mark Wood 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, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain USS Mount Washington Template:Dts Attached to the USS Minnesota and temporarily serving on the USS Mount Washington, during action against the enemy in the Nansemond River, 14 April 1863.
Template:Sortname Army Civilian scout Appomattox campaign Template:Dts – Template:Dts Captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade. Medal was deemed unwarranted in 1916, restored in Jun 1989 by the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Template:Dts During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag.
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Went to the assistance of a wounded and overpowered comrade, and in a hand_to_hand encounter effected his rescue.
75px Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant Newbys Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts While in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 18th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington Template:Dts As captain of the gun, serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington, during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
Template:Sortname Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Template:Dts Advanced between the lines, demanded and received the surrender of the 19th Georgia Infantry and captured their battle flag.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Pittsburg Template:Dts Serving on board the USS Pittsburg, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863.
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman 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 E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Template:Dts Last name sometimes spelled "Wertick"
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Stevens, D.C. Template:Dts Rallied the company at a critical moment during a change of position under fire.
Template:Sortname Army O-03Captain Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Advanced beyond the enemy's lines, capturing a stand of colors and its color guard; was severely wounded.
Template:Sortname Navy Quartermaster USS Cayuga Template:Dts – Template:Dts On board the USS Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Chapel House, Farm, Virginia Template:Dts Gallantry in action.
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal 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-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland Template:Dts Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.
Template:Sortname Navy Yeoman USS Monticello Template:Dts – Template:Dts Served as yeoman on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Buzzard's Roost, Georgia Template:Dts Seized a shell with fuze burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Template:Dts Capturing the enemy flag
Template:Sortname Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Template:Dts Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.)
Template:Sortname Army E-05Sergeant Osage, Kans. Template:Dts Gallantry in capturing General Cabell.
Template:Sortname Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Template:Dts For his actions during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Template:Sortname Navy Seaman aboard the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor Template:Dts For freeing his grounded ship while under fire.
Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Wilderness, Virginia Template:Dts With 2 companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position, was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him within the Union lines.
Template:Sortname Navy Boatswain's Mate on board the USS Cayuga Template:Dts Young calmly manned a Parrot gun throughout the action in which attempts by three rebel steamers to butt and board were thwarted and the ships driven off or captured, 11 gunboats were successfully engaged and garrisons forced to surrender. During the battle, the Cayuga sustained 46 hits.
John L. Younker Template:Sortname Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia Template:Dts Voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients

References[]

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