List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F

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This is a complete alphabetical list of Medal of Honor recipients during the American Civil War. This list only has the people with last names starting from A–F. Many of the medals received during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War these regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit. They also served as guids for the unit's movements. These flags were usually heavily protected. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit. It could also have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It 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 after the recipient was killed (posthumously).[1]

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Recipients are listed alphabetically by last name. Posthumous receipt is denoted by an asterisk. The rank indicated is the individual's rank at the time of their Medal of Honor action.

      This along with the   , indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Adams, James F.James F. Adams Army E-01Private Nineveh, Virginia 01864-11-12 November 12 1864 Capture of State flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.)
Adams, John G. B.John G. B. Adams Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.
Aheam, MichaelMichael Aheam Navy Paymaster's Steward Aboard the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France 01864-06-19 June 19 1864 Served on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Alber, FrederickFrederick Alber Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over another with the butt of his musket, and taking them both prisoners.
Albert, ChristianChristian Albert Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Allen, Abner P.Abner P. Allen Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Allen, JamesJames Allen Army E-01Private Battle of South Mountain, Md. 01862-09-14 September 14 1862 Single-handed and slightly wounded he accosted a squad of 14 Confederate soldiers bearing the colors of the 16th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Allen, Nathaniel M.Nathaniel M. Allen Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field.
Head and shoulders of a thin white man with a bushy Van Dyke mustache and hair parted at the side. He is wearing a double-breasted military jacket with two stars on a patch on the shoulder. Ames, AdelbertAdelbert Ames Army O-02First Lieutenant First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia 01861-07-21 July 21 1861 Artillery commander who stayed with his battery despite grave wounds.
Ammerman, Robert W.Robert W. Ammerman Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (C.S.A.), being one of the foremost in the assault.
Anderson, BruceBruce Anderson Army E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
George Pforr aka Charles W. Anderson.jpg Anderson, Charles W.Charles W. Anderson Army E-01Private Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Capture of unknown Confederate flag.
Anderson, Everett W.Everett W. Anderson Army Sergeant Crosbys Creek, Tenn. 01864-01-14 January 14 1864 Captured, single-handed, Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert B. Vance during a charge upon the enemy.
Anderson, Frederick C.Frederick C. Anderson Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia 01864-08-21 August 21 1864 Capture of battle flag of 27th South Carolina (C.S.A.) and the color bearer.
Marion T. Anderson.jpg Anderson, Marion T.Marion T. Anderson Army Captain Battle of Nashville, Tenn. 01864-12-16 December 16 1864 Led his regiment over 5 lines of the enemy's works, where he fell, severely wounded.
Head of a white man with a wide pointed mustache and neatly combed hair, wearing a dark suit coat and bow tie. Anderson, PeterPeter Anderson Army E-01Private Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina 01865-03-19 March 19 1865 Entirely unassisted, brought from the field an abandoned piece of artillery and saved the gun from falling into the hands of the enemy.
Anderson, RobertRobert Anderson Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Crusader and USS Keokuk Various Served on board the USS Crusader and the USS Keokuk during various actions of those vessels.
Anderson, ThomasThomas Anderson Army E-04Corporal Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia 01865-04-08 April 8 1865 Capture of Confederate flag
Angling, JohnJohn Angling Navy Cabin Boy Aboard the USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12-24 December 24 1864 – 01865-01-22 January 22 1865 Served on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865.
Apple, Andrew O.Andrew O. Apple Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Conspicuous gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
Appleton, William H.William H. Appleton Army O-02First Lieutenant Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia and Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-06-15 June 15 1864 and 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersburg, Virginia, 15 June 1864. Valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Virginia, inspiring the Union troops by his example of steady courage.
James W. Archer.jpg Archer, James W.James W. Archer Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Second Battle of Corinth, Miss. 01862-10-04 October 4 1862 Voluntarily took command of another regiment, with the consent of one or more of his seniors, who were present, rallied the command and led it in the assault.
Archer, LesterLester Archer Army Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.
Archinal, William J.William J. Archinal Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Armstrong, Clinton L.Clinton L. Armstrong Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Arnold, Abraham K.Abraham K. Arnold Army Captain Davenport Bridge, Virginia 01864-05-10 May 10 1864 By a gallant charge against a superior force of the enemy, extricated his command from a perilous position in which it had been ordered.
Arther, MatthewMatthew Arther Navy Signal Quartermaster Aboard the USS Carondelet, Battle of Fort Henry and Battle of Fort Donelson 01862-02-06 February 6 1862 and 01862-02-14 February 14 1862 For valor and devotion, serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.
Asten, CharlesCharles Asten Navy Quarter Gunner Aboard the USS Signal, Red River Campaign 01864-05-05 May 5 1864 Although on the sick list, Q.G. Asten courageously carried out his duties during the entire engagement.
Atkinson, Thomas E.Thomas E. Atkinson Navy Yeoman Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864; commended for coolness and energy in supplying the rifle ammunition, which was under his sole charge, in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning of 5 August 1864.
Avery, JamesJames Avery Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 Braved galling enemy fire to aid the rescue of USS Tecumseh (1863) crewmen
Avery, William B.William B. Avery Army Lieutenant Battle of Tranter's Creek, North Carolina 01862-06-05 June 5 1862 Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.
Ayers, DavidDavid Ayers Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Ayers, John G. K.John G. K. Ayers Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Babcock, William J.William J. Babcock Army Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Planted the flag upon the parapet while the enemy still occupied the line; was the first of his regiment to enter the works.
Bacon, Elijah W.Elijah W. Bacon  Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment (C.S.A.).
Head and shoulders of a white man with bags under his eyes and a large, bushy mustache and connected sideburns. He is wearing a double-breasted military jacket with two stars on a patch on the shoulder. Baird, AbsalomAbsalom Baird Army Brigadier General Battle of Jonesborough, Ga. 01864-09-01 September 1 1864 Led a detached brigade charge
Baker, CharlesCharles Baker Navy Quarter Gunner Aboard the USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 Braved galling enemy fire to aid the rescue of USS Tecumseh (1863) crewmen
Baldwin, Charles H.Charles H. Baldwin Navy Coal Heaver Aboard the USS Wyalusing in the Roanoke River 01864-05-25 May 25 1864 For his participation in a plan to destroy the rebel ram CSS Albemarle
Head and torso portrait of a white man with a pointed mustache wearing a military jacket. Baldwin, Frank D.Frank D. Baldwin Army Captain Peach Tree Creek, Ga. 01864-07-12 July 12 1864 For capturing two enemy officers. Later awarded a second Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars.
Ballen, FrederickFrederick Ballen Army E-01Private Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 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.
Banks, George L.George L. Banks Army Sergeant Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 As color bearer, led his regiment in the assault, and, though wounded, carried the flag forward to the enemy's works, where he was again wounded. In a brigade of 8 regiments this flag was the first planted on the parapet.
Barber, James A.James A. Barber Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Barker, Nathaniel C.Nathaniel C. Barker Army Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Six color bearers of the regiment having been killed, he voluntarily took both flags of the regiment and carried them through the remainder of the battle.
Barnes, William H.William H. Barnes Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Among the first to enter the enemy's works; although wounded.
Barnum, Henry A.Henry A. Barnum Army Colonel Third Battle of Chattanooga, Tenn. 01863-11-23 November 23 1863 Although suffering severely from wounds, he led his regiment, inciting the men to greater action by word and example until again severely wounded.
Barnum, JamesJames Barnum Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12 December 1864 – 01865-01 January 1865 Barnum served on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and on 13, 14, and 15 January 1865 and was commended for highly meritorious conduct during this period.
Barrell, Charles L.Charles L. Barrell Army O-02First Lieutenant near Camden, S.C. 01865-04 April 1865 Hazardous service in marching through the enemy's country to bring relief to his command.
Barrick, Jesse T.Jesse T. Barrick Army E-04Corporal near Duck River, Tenn. 01863-05-26 May 26 1863 – 01863-06-02 June 2 1863 While on a scout captured single-handed 2 desperate Confederate guerrilla officers who were together and well armed at the time.
Barringer, William H.William H. Barringer Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Barry, AugustusAugustus Barry Army Sergeant Major Unknown 01863 1863 – 01865 1865 Gallantry in various actions during the rebellion.
Barter, Gurdon H.Gurdon H. Barter Navy Landsman USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Barton, ThomasThomas Barton Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Hunchback 01862-10-03 October 3 1862 On board the U.S.S. Hunchback in the attack on Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862. When an ignited shell, with cartridge attached, fell out of the howitzer upon the deck, S/man Barton promptly seized a pail of water and threw it upon the missile, thereby preventing it from exploding.
Bass, David L.David L. Bass Navy Seaman USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Batchelder, Richard N.Richard N. Batchelder Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Virginia 01863-10-13 October 13 1863 – 01863-10-15 October 15 1863 Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.
Bates, DelevanDelevan Bates Army Colonel Cemetery Hill, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 Gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment.
Bates, Norman F.Norman F. Bates Army Sergeant Columbus, Ga. 01865-04-16 April 16 1865 Capture of flag and bearer.
Baybutt, PhilipPhilip Baybutt Army E-01Private Valley Campaigns of 1864, Luray, Virginia 01864-09-24 September 24 1864 Capture of flag.
Bazaar, PhilipPhilip Bazaar Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Santiago de Cuba Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Beatty, Alexander M.Alexander M. Beatty Army Captain Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia 01864-06-05 June 5 1864 Removed, under a hot fire, a wounded member of his command to a place of safety.
Head and shoulders of a black man with wavy hair and mustache wearing a jacket with stripes on the upper sleeves and two medals hanging from ribbons on his left breast. He left arm is propped on an object to his side. Beaty, PowhatanPowhatan Beaty Army First Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Beaufort, Jean J.Jean J. Beaufort Army E-04Corporal At Port Hudson, La about May 20, 1863 Volunteered to go within the enemy's lines and at the head of a party of 8 destroyed a signal station, thereby greatly aiding in the operations against Port Hudson that immediately followed.
Beaumont, Eugene B.Eugene B. Beaumont Army Major and Assistant Adjutant General Harpeth River, Tenn. and Battle of Selma, Ala. 01864-12-17 December 17 1864 and 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Obtained permission from the corps commander to advance upon the enemy's position with the 4th U.S. Cavalry, of which he was a lieutenant; led an attack upon a battery, dispersed the enemy, and captured the guns. At Selma, Ala., charged, at the head of his regiment, into the second and last line of the enemy's works.
Bebb, Edward J.Edward J. Bebb Army E-01Private Columbus, Ga. 01865-04-16 April 16 1865 Capture of flag.
Beckwith, Wallace A.Wallace A. Beckwith Army E-01Private Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.
Beddows, RichardRichard Beddows Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-18 May 18 1864 Brought his guidon off in safety under a heavy fire of musketry after he had lost it by his horse becoming furious from the bursting of a shell.
Head of a man with mustache wearing a military cap and a jacket with a rectangular patch on each shoulder. Beebe, William S.William S. Beebe Army O-02First Lieutenant Cane River Crossing, Louisiana 01864-04-23 April 23 1864 Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.
Beech, John P.John P. Beech Army Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Voluntarily assisted in working the guns of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded.
Begley, TerrenceTerrence Begley Army Sergeant Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia 01864-06-03 June 3 1864 Shot a Confederate color bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety.
Belcher, ThomasThomas Belcher Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Took a guidon from the hands of the bearer, mortally wounded, and advanced with it nearer to the battery than any other man.
Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell Navy Captain of the Afterguard Aboard the USS Santee, cutting out expedition in Galveston Bay 01861-11-07 November 7 1861 Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances.
Bell, James B.James B. Bell Army Sergeant Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 Though severely wounded, was first of his regiment on the summit of the ridge, planted his colors inside the enemy's works, and did not leave the field until after he had been wounded 5 times.
Benedict, George G.George G. Benedict Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines.
Benjamin, John F.John F. Benjamin Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of battle flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Head and shoulders of a white man with a bushy Van Dyke mustache, wearing a jacket with buttons down the center and rectangular patches on each shoulder. Benjamin, Samuel N.Samuel N. Benjamin Army O-02First Lieutenant From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, Virginia 01861-07 July 1861 – 01864-05 May 1864 Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.
Bennett, OrrenOrren Bennett Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag.
Bennett, Orson W.Orson W. Bennett Army O-02First Lieutenant Honey Hill, S.C. 01864-11-30 November 30 1864 After several unsuccessful efforts to recover 3 pieces of abandoned artillery, this officer gallantly led a small force fully 100 yards in advance of the Union lines and brought in the guns, preventing their capture.
Head and torso of a white man sitting sideways in a chair, his right arm resting on the chairback. He has a thin mustache, curly hair, and is wearing a military jacket. Bensinger, WilliamWilliam Bensinger Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. 01862-04 April 1862 Second person to receive Medal of Honor
Gold-framed portrait of a white man with brown hair, mustache, and bushy sideburns with his arms crossed. He is wearing a blue military jacket with yellow buttons down the center and a yellow patch on the shoulder. Benyaurd, William H. H.William H. H. Benyaurd Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully.
Betham, AsaAsa Betham Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12-24 December 24 1864 – 01865-01-22 January 22 1865 Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864, to 22 January 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully during this period, Betham was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under the fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
Betts, Charles M.Charles M. Betts Army Lieutenant Colonel Greensboro, North Carolina 01865-04-19 April 19 1865 With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.
Beyer, HillaryHillary Beyer Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Antietam, Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 After his command had been forced to fall back, remained alone on the line of battle, caring for his wounded comrades and carrying one of them to a place of safety.
Bibber, Charles J.Charles J. Bibber Navy Gunner's Mate Aboard the USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher 01864-12-23 December 23 1864 Bibber served on board the U.S.S. Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher 23 December 1864.
Bickford, Henry H.Henry H. Bickford Army E-04Corporal Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Recapture of flag.
Bickford, John F.John F. Bickford Navy Captain of the Top Aboard the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France 01864-06-19 June 19 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Bickford, MatthewMatthew Bickford Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Bieger, CharlesCharles Bieger Army E-01Private Ivy Farm, Miss. 01864-02-22 February 22 1864 Voluntarily risked his life by taking a horse, under heavy fire, beyond the line of battle for the rescue of his captain, whose horse had been killed in a charge and who was surrounded by the enemy's skirmishers.
Head and shoulders of a white man with mustache wearing a tuxedo and white bow tie. The portrait is surrounded by a decorative oval-shaped frame. Binder, RichardRichard Binder Marine Corps Sergeant Aboard the USS Ticonderoga, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Despite heavy return fire by the enemy and the explosion of the 100-pounder Parrott rifle which killed 8 men and wounded 12 more, Sgt. Binder, as captain of a gun, performed his duties with skill and courage during the first 2 days of battle.
Bingham, Henry H.Henry H. Bingham Army Captain Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 Rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under fierce assaults by the enemy.
Birdsall, Horatio L.Horatio L. Birdsall Army Sergeant Columbus, Ga. 01865-04-16 April 16 1865 Capture of flag and bearer.
Bishop, Francis A.Francis A. Bishop Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Capture of flag
Profile of an older white man with a mustache and bushy goatee wearing a dark suit over a light-colored shirt and tie. Black, John C.John C. Black Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark. 01862-12-07 December 7 1862 Brother of William P. Black, one of 5 pairs of brothers to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Head and shoulders of an older white man with a bushy beard wearing a suit coat, vest, and bow tie. Black, William P.William P. Black Army Captain Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. 01862-03-07 March 7 1862 Brother of John C. Black, one of 5 pairs of brothers to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Blackmar, Wilmon W.Wilmon W. Blackmar Army Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 At a critical stage of the battle, without orders, led a successful advance upon the enemy.
Blackwood, William R. D.William R. D. Blackwood Army Surgeon Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.
Blagheen, WilliamWilliam Blagheen Navy Ship's Cook Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Blair, Robert M.Robert M. Blair Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12-24 December 24 1864 – 01865-01-22 January 22 1865 Served on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865.
Blake, RobertRobert Blake Navy Contraband Aboard the USS Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River 01863-12-25 December 25 1863 Escaped slave. First African-American Medal of Honor recipient.
Blasdel, Thomas A.Thomas A. Blasdel Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Blickensderfer, MiltonMilton Blickensderfer Army E-04Corporal Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-03 April 3 1865 Capture of flag
Bliss, George N.George N. Bliss Army Captain Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01864-09-28 September 28 1864 While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.
Bliss, Zenas R.Zenas R. Bliss Army Colonel Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 This officer, to encourage his regimen; which had never before been in action, and which had been ordered to lie down to protect itself from the enemy's fire, arose to his feet, advanced in front of the line, and himself fired several shots at the enemy at short range, being fully exposed to their fire at the time
Blodgett, Welis H.Welis H. Blodgett Army O-02First Lieutenant First Battle of Newtonia, Mo. 01862-09-30 September 30 1862 With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in prisoners.
Blucher, CharlesCharles Blucher Army E-04Corporal Fort Harrison, Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Planted first national colors on the fortifications.
Blunt, John W.John W. Blunt Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 01864-10-19 October 19 1864 Voluntarily led a charge across a narrow bridge over the creek against the lines of the enemy.
Boehm, Peter M.Peter M. Boehm Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia 01865-03-31 March 31 1865 While acting as aide to General Custer, took a flag from the hands of color bearer, rode in front of a line that was being driven back and, under a heavy fire, rallied the men, re-formed the line, and repulsed the charge.
Bois, FrankFrank Bois Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 01863-05-27 May 27 1863 Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863.
Bond, William S.William S. Bond Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France 01864-06-19 June 19 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously, Bond exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer.
Bonebrake, Henry G.Henry G. Bonebrake Army Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 As 1 of the first of Devin's Division to enter the works, he fought in a hand-to-hand struggle with a Confederate to capture his flag by superior physical strength.
Bonnaffon, Jr., SylvesterSylvester Bonnaffon, Jr. Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia 01864-10-27 October 27 1864 Checked the rout and rallied the troops of his command in the face of a terrible fire of musketry; was severely wounded.
Boody, RobertRobert Boody Army Sergeant Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia and Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01862-05-05 May 5 1862 and 01863-05-02 May 2 1863 This soldier, at Williamsburg, Virginia, then a corporal, at great personal risk, voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield 2 wounded comrades. A year later, at Chancellorsville, voluntarily, and at great personal risk, brought from the field of battle and saved the life of Capt. George B. Carse, Company C, 40th New York Volunteer Infantry.
Boon, Hugh P.Hugh P. Boon Army Captain Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag
Head and torso of a white man with a long goatee, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, bow tie, and dark suit coat. Boquet, NicholasNicholas Boquet Army E-01Private Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. 01861-08-10 August 10 1861 Voluntarily left the line of battle, and, exposing himself to imminent danger from a heavy fire of the enemy, assisted in capturing a riderless horse at large between the lines and hitching him to a disabled gun, saved the gun from capture.
Boss, OrlandoOrlando Boss Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia 01864-06-03 June 3 1864 Rescued his lieutenant, who was lying between the lines mortally wounded; this under a heavy fire of the enemy.
Profile of a balding white man with bushy, drooping mustache wearing an ornate military jacket with shoulder boards, shoulder cords, and a lanyard hanging from the chest. Bourke, John G.John G. Bourke Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Tenn. 01862-12-31 December 31 1862 – 01863-01-01 January 1 1863 Gallantry in action.
Bourne, ThomasThomas Bourne Navy Seaman and Gun Captain Aboard the USS Varuna, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 During this action at extremely close range while his ship was under furious fire and was twice rammed by the rebel ship Morgan, Bourne remained steadfast at his gun and was instrumental in inflicting damage on the enemy until the Varuna, badly damaged and forced to beach, was finally sunk.
Boury, RichardRichard Boury Army Sergeant Charlottesville, Virginia 01865-03-05 March 5 1865 Capture of flag
Boutwell, John W.John W. Boutwell Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
Bowen, Chester B.Chester B. Bowen Army E-04Corporal Battle of Opequon, Virginia 01864-09-19 September 19 1864 Capture of flag.
Bowen, EmmerEmmer Bowen Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksbur 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party"
Bowman, Edward R.Edward R. Bowman Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Ticonderoga, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-13 January 13 1865 – 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher 13 to 15 January 1865.
Box, Thomas J.Thomas J. Box Army Captain Battle of Resaca, Ga. 01864-05-14 May 14 1864 Capture of flag of the 38th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
A white man with a scraggly beard and wearing a suit, sitting in a chair with his arms crossed. Boynton, Henry V.Henry V. Boynton Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy; was severely wounded.
Bradley, AmosAmos Bradley Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Varuna, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 Served on board the U.S.S. Varuna in one of the most responsible positions, during the attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and while in action against the rebel ship Morgan, 24 April 1862.
Bradley, CharlesCharles Bradley Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Louisville, Battle of Fort Hindman 01863-01-10 January 10 1863 – 01863-01-11 January 11 1863 Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Bradley consistently showed, "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."
Bradley, Thomas W.Thomas W. Bradley Army Sergeant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 Volunteered in response to a call and alone, in the face of a heavy fire of musketry and canister, went and procured ammunition for the use of his comrades.
Brady, JamesJames Brady Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Capture of flag
Brandle, Joseph E.Joseph E. Brandle Army E-01Private Lenoire, Tenn. 01863-11-16 November 16 1863 While color bearer of his regiment, having been twice wounded and the sight of one eye destroyed, still held to the colors until ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.
Brannigan, FelixFelix Brannigan Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-02 May 2 1863 Volunteered on a dangerous service and brought in valuable information.
Brant, WilliamWilliam Brant Army Lieutenant Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-03 April 3 1865 Capture of battle flag of 46th North Carolina (C.S.A.).
Bras, Edgar A.Edgar A. Bras Army Sergeant Battle of Spanish Fort, Ala. 01865-04-08 April 8 1865 Capture of flag.
Brazell, JohnJohn Brazell Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Richmond in the action at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, where he was recommended for coolness and good conduct as a gun captain during that engagement which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the destruction of Fort Morgan. Brazell served gallantly throughout the actions with Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Chalmettes, batteries below Vicksburg, and was present at the surrender of New Orleans while on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn.
Breen, JohnJohn Breen Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Commodore Perry 01862-10-03 October 3 1862 On board the U.S.S. Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862. With enemy fire raking the deck of his ship and blockades thwarting her progress, Breen remained at his post and performed his duties with skill and courage as the Commodore Perry fought a gallant battle to silence many rebel batteries as she steamed down the Blackwater River.
Brennan, ChristopherChristopher Brennan Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Mississippi, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 – 01862-04-25 April 25 1862 On board the U.S.S. Mississippi during attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and during the taking of New Orleans, 24–25 April 1862. Taking part in the actions which resulted in the damaging of the Mississippi and several casualties on it, Brennan showed skill and courage throughout the entire engagements which resulted in the taking of St. Philip and Jackson and in the surrender of New Orleans.
Brest, Lewis F.Lewis F. Brest Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag.
Brewer, William J.William J. Brewer Army E-01Private Appomattox campaign, Virginia 01865-04-04 April 4 1865 Capture of engineer flag, Army of Northern Virginia.
Breyer, CharlesCharles Breyer Army Sergeant First Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia 01862-08-23 August 23 1862 Voluntarily, and at great personal risk, picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.
Briggs, Elijah A.Elijah A. Briggs Army E-04Corporal Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-03 April 3 1865 Capture of battle flag.
Bringle, AndrewAndrew Bringle Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Charged the enemy and assisted Sgt. Norton in capturing a fieldpiece and 2 prisoners.
Brinn, AndrewAndrew Brinn Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Mississippi 01863-03-14 March 14 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the engagement at Port Hudson, 14 March 1863
Bronner, August F.August F. Bronner Army E-01Private Battle of White Oak Swamp, Virginia and Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia 01862-06-30 June 30 1862 and 01862-07-01 July 1 1862 Continued to fight after being severely wounded.
Bronson, James H.James H. Bronson Army First Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Brosnan, JohnJohn Brosnan Army Sergeant Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01864-06-17 June 17 1864 Rescued a wounded comrade who lay exposed to the enemy's fire, receiving a severe wound in the effort.
Brouse, Charles W.Charles W. Brouse Army Captain Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 To encourage his men whom he had ordered to lie down while under severe fire, and who were partially protected by slight earthworks, himself refused to lie down, but walked along the top of the works until he fell severely wounded.
Brown, CharlesCharles Brown Army Sergeant Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia 01864-08-19 August 19 1864 Capture of flag of 47th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Brown, Edward, Jr.Edward Brown, Jr. Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fredericksburg and Salem Heights, Virginia 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 – 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Severely wounded while carrying the colors, he continued at his post, under fire, until ordered to the rear.
Brown, Henri Le FevreHenri Le Fevre Brown Army Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 Voluntarily and under a heavy fire from the enemy, 3 times crossed the field of battle with a load of ammunition in a blanket on his back, thus supplying the Federal forces, whose ammunition had nearly all been expended, and enabling them to hold their position until reinforcement arrived, when the enemy were driven from their position.
Brown, JamesJames Brown Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Albatross, Fort DeRussy 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Albatross during action against Fort DeRussy in the Red River Area on 4 May 1863.
Brown, Jeremiah Z.Jeremiah Z. Brown Army Captain Petersburg, Virginia 01864-10-27 October 27 1864 With 100 selected volunteers, assaulted and captured the works of the enemy, together with a number of officers and men.
Brown, JohnJohn Brown Navy Captain of the Forecastle Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Brown, John H.John H. Brown Army First Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-19 May 19 1863 Voluntarily carried a verbal message from Col. A. C. Parry to Gen. Hugh Ewing through a terrific fire and in plain view of the enemy.
Brown, John HartiesJohn Harties Brown Army Captain Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. 01864-11-30 November 30 1864 Capture of flag.
Brown, Morris, Jr.Morris Brown, Jr.  Army Captain Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag.
Brown, RobertRobert Brown Navy Captain of the Top Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Robert B. Brown Brown, Robert B.Robert B. Brown Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Brown, UriahUriah Brown Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Despite the death of his captain at his side during the assault he continued carrying his log to the defense ditch. While he was laying his log in place he was shot down and thrown into the water. Unmindful of his own wound he, despite the intense fire, dragged 5 of his comrades from the ditch, wherein they lay wounded, to a place of safety.
Brown, William H.William H. Brown Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Brown, WilsonWilson Brown Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a thin mustache, wearing a cavalry hat, vest, and dark jacket. Brown, Wilson W.Wilson W. Brown Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. 01862-04 April 1862 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, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Brownell, Francis E.Francis E. Brownell Army E-01Private Alexandria, Virginia 01861-05-24 May 24 1861 Killed the murderer of Colonel Ellsworth at the Marshall House Alexandria, Virginia First Civil War deed to merit Medal of Honor.
Brownell, William P.William P. Brownell Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Benton, Battle of Grand Gulf and Siege of Vicksburg 01863-05-02 May 2 1863 and 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Great Gulf Bay, 2 May 1863, and Vicksburg, 22 May 1863. Carrying out his duties with coolness and courage, Brownell served gallantly against the enemy as captain of a 9-inch gun in the attacks on Great Gulf and Vicksburg and as a member of the Battery Benton before Vicksburg.
Bruner, Louis J.Louis J. Bruner Army E-01Private Walkers Ford, Tenn. 01863-12-02 December 2 1863 Voluntarily passed through the enemy's lines under fire and conveyed to a battalion, then in a perilous position and liable to capture, information which enabled it to reach a point of safety.
Brush, George W.George W. Brush Army First Lieutenant Ashepoo River, S.C. 01864-05-24 May 24 1864 Voluntarily commanded 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 succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
Bruton, Christopher C.Christopher C. Bruton Army Captain Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Last name sometimes spelled "Braton"
Brutsche, HenryHenry Brutsche Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Tacony, Plymouth, North Carolina 01864-10-31 October 31 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864.
Bryant, Andrew S.Andrew S. Bryant Army Sergeant New Bern, North Carolina 01863-05-23 May 23 1863 By his courage and judicious disposition of his guard of 16 men, stationed in a small earthwork at the head of the bridge, held in check and repulsed for a half hour a fierce attack of a strong force of the enemy, thus probably saving the city New Bern from capture.
Buchanan, George A.George A. Buchanan  Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded.
Buck, F. ClarenceF. Clarence Buck Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Although wounded, refused to leave the field until the fight closed.
Buck, JamesJames Buck Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 – 01862-04-25 April 25 1862 Served on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Buckingham, David E.David E. Buckingham Army O-02First Lieutenant Rowanty Creek, Virginia 01865-02-05 February 5 1865 Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.
Buckles, Abram J.Abram J. Buckles Army Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-05 May 5 1864 Though suffering from an open wound, carried the regimental colors until again wounded.
Buckley, DenisDenis Buckley Army E-01Private Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga. 01864-07-20 July 20 1864 Capture of flag of 31st Mississippi (C.S.A.).
Buckley, John C.John C. Buckley Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Bucklyn, John K.John K. Bucklyn Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 Though himself wounded, gallantly fought his section of the battery under a fierce fire from the enemy until his ammunition was all expended, many of the cannoneers and most of the horses killed or wounded, and the enemy within 25 yards of the guns, when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.
Buffington, John E.John E. Buffington Army Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Was the first enlisted man of the 3d Division to mount the parapet of the enemy's line.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a full beard and thick hair, wearing an unbuttoned military jacket with a star-shaped medal pinned to the left breast. Buffum, RobertRobert Buffum Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. 01862-04 April 1862 Third person to receive Medal of Honor
Buhrman, Henry G.Henry G. Buhrman Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Bumgarner, WilliamWilliam Bumgarner Army Sergeant Petersburg, Virginia 01862-04-02 April 2 1862 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Burbank, James H.James H. Burbank Army Sergeant Blackwater, near Franklin, Virginia 01862-10-03 October 3 1862 Gallantry in action while on detached service on board the gunboat Barney.
Burger, JosephJoseph Burger Army E-01Private Nolensville, Tenn. 01863-02-15 February 15 1863 Grandfather of former Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger.
Burk, E. MichaelE. Michael Burk Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Capture of flag, seizing it as his regiment advanced over the enemy's works. He received a bullet wound in the chest while capturing flag.
Burk, ThomasThomas Burk Army Sergeant Battle of Wilderness 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 At the risk of his own life went back while the rebels were still firing and, finding Col. Wheelock unable to move, alone and unaided, carried him off the field of battle.
Burke, Daniel W.Daniel W. Burke Army First Sergeant Battle of Shepherdstown, Virginia 01862-09-20 September 20 1862 Voluntarily attempted to spike a gun in the face of the enemy.
Burke, ThomasThomas Burke Army E-01Private Hanover Courthouse, Virginia 01863-06-30 June 30 1863 Capture of battle flag.
Burns, James M.James M. Burns Army Sergeant Battle of New Market, Virginia 01864-05-15 May 15 1864 Under a heavy fire of musketry, rallied a few men to the support of the colors, in danger of capture and bore them to a place of safety. One of his comrades having been severely wounded in the effort, Sgt. Burns went back a hundred yards m the face of the enemy's fire and carried the wounded man from the field.
Burns, John M.John M. Burns Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Burritt, William W.William W. Burritt Army E-01Private Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-04-27 April 27 1863 Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire.
Burton, AlbertAlbert Burton Navy Seaman USS Wabash Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Served on board the U.S.S. Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Head and torso of a white man with a bushy mustache and receding hairline, looking off to the side. He is wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch over each shoulder. Butterfield, Daniel A.Daniel A. Butterfield Army Brigadier General Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia 01862-06-27 June 27 1862 Took up the colors and rallied the troops while under fire.
Butterfield, Frank G.Frank G. Butterfield Army O-02First Lieutenant Salem Heights, Virginia 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Took command of the skirmish line and covered the movement of his regiment out of a precarious position.
Butts, GeorgeGeorge Butts Navy Gunner's Mate Aboard the USS Signal, Red River Campaign 01864-05-05 May 5 1864 Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning their fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Although entered on the sick list, Butts courageously carried out his duties during the entire engagement.
Byrnes, JamesJames Byrnes Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Louisville, Battle of Fort Hindman 01863-01-10 January 10 1863 – 01863-01-11 January 11 1863 Carrying out his duties through the thick of battle and acting as captain of a 9-inch gun, Brynes consistently showed "Attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action against the enemy."
Cadwallader, Abel G.Abel G. Cadwallader Army E-04Corporal Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia 01865-02-06 February 6 1865 Gallantly planted the colors on the enemy's works in advance of the arrival of his regiment.
Cadwell, Luman L.Luman L. Cadwell Army E-05Sergeant Alabama Bayou, Louisiana 01864-09-20 September 20 1864 Swam the bayou under fire of the enemy and captured and brought off a boat by means of which the command crossed and routed the enemy.
Caldwell, DanielDaniel Caldwell Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia 01865-02-06 February 6 1865 In a mounted charge, dashed into center of the enemy's line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry.
Calkin, Ivers S.Ivers S. Calkin Army E-08First Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag of 18th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Callahan, John H.John H. Callahan Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. 01865-04-09 April 9 1865 Capture of flag.
Camp, Carlton N.Carlton N. Camp Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
Campbell, James A.James A. Campbell Army E-01Private Woodstock, Virginia and Amelia Courthouse, Virginia 01865-01-22 January 22 1865 and 01865-04-05 April 5 1865 While his command was retreating before superior numbers at Woodstock, Virginia, he voluntarily rushed back with one companion and rescued his commanding officer, who had been unhorsed and left behind. At Amelia Courthouse captured 2 battle flags.
Campbell, WilliamWilliam Campbell Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Ticonderoga, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12 December 1864 – 01865-01 January 1865 On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13 to 15 January 1865.
Campbell, WilliamWilliam Campbell Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Capehart, Charles E.Charles E. Capehart Army Major Monterey Mountain, Pa. 01863-07-04 July 4 1863 While commanding the regiment, charged down the mountain side at midnight, in a heavy rain, upon the enemy's fleeing wagon train. Many wagons were captured and destroyed and many prisoners taken.
Capehart, HenryHenry Capehart Army Colonel Greenbrier River, W. Va. 01864-05-22 May 22 1864 Saved, under fire, the life of a drowning soldier.
Capron, Jr., HoraceHorace Capron, Jr.  Army Sergeant Chickahominy and Ashland, Virginia 01862-06 June 1862 Gallantry in action.
Carey, HughHugh Carey Army Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 Captured the flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), being twice wounded in the effort.
Carey, James L.James L. Carey Army Sergeant Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia 01865-04-09 April 9 1865 Daring bravery and urging the men forward in a charge.
Carlisle, Casper R.Casper R. Carlisle Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 Saved a gun of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded.
Carman, WarrenWarren Carman Army E-01Private Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Capture of flag and several prisoners.
Carmin, Isaac H.Isaac H. Carmin Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Saved his regimental flag; also seized and threw a shell, with burning fuse, from among his comrades.
A black man with beard sitting with his right arm propped on an object beside him. He is wearing a double-breasted military jacket with stripes on the sleeve cuffs and a round medal pinned to the center of the chest. Carney, William H.William H. Carney Army Sergeant Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C. 01863-07-18 July 18 1863 For carrying the regimental colors, portrayed in the film Glory.
A white man with a full, bushy beard standing with his left hand resting on a table beside him; a slouch cap is on the table. He is wearing dark gloves, a long unbuttoned military jacket over a vest, and a bow tie. Carr, Eugene A.Eugene A. Carr Army Colonel Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. 01862-03-07 March 7 1862 Directed the deployment of his command and held his ground, under a brisk fire of shot and shell in which he was several times wounded.
Carr, FranklinFranklin Carr Army E-04Corporal Battle of Nashville, Tenn. 01864-12-16 December 16 1864 Recapture of U.S. guidon from a rebel battery.
Carr, William M.William M. Carr Navy Master-at-Arms Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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.
A white man with a full, light beard and dark suit, looking to the left. Carson, William J.William J. Carson Army E-01Musician Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. 01863-09-19 September 19 1863 At a critical stage in the battle when the 14th Corps lines were wavering and in disorder he on his own initiative bugled "to the colors" amid the 18th U.S. Infantry who formed by him, and held the enemy. Within a few minutes he repeated his action amid the wavering 2d Ohio Infantry. This bugling deceived the enemy who believed reinforcements had arrived. Thus, they delayed their attack.
Cart, JacobJacob Cart Army E-01Private Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Capture of flag of 19th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.), wresting it from the hands of the color bearer.
Carter, John J.John J. Carter Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Antietam, Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable information.
Carter, Joseph F.Joseph F. Carter Army Captain Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia 01865-03-25 March 25 1865 Captured the colors of the 51st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). During the battle he was captured and escaped bringing a number of prisoners with him.
Caruana, Orlando E.Orlando E. Caruana Army E-01Private Battle of New Bern, North Carolina and Battle of South Mountain, Md. 01862-03-14 March 14 1862 and 01862-09-14 September 14 1862 At New Bern, North Carolina, brought off the wounded color sergeant and the colors under a heavy fire of the enemy. Was one of four soldiers who volunteered to determine the position of the enemy at South Mountain, Md. While so engaged was fired upon and his three companions killed, but he escaped and rejoined his command in safety.
Casey, DavidDavid Casey Army E-01Private Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia 01864-06-03 June 3 1864 Two color bearers having been shot dead one after the other, the last one far in advance of his regiment and close to the enemy's line, this soldier rushed forward, and, under a galling fire, after removing the dead body of the bearer therefrom, secured the flag and returned with it to the Union lines.
Casey, HenryHenry Casey Army E-01Private Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-04-22 April 22 1863 Voluntarily served as one of the crew of a transport that passed the forts under a heavy fire.
Cassidy, MichaelMichael Cassidy Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Head and torso portrait of a white man with a full beard, wearing a military jacket. Catlin, Isaac S.Isaac S. Catlin Army Colonel Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 In a heroic effort to rally the disorganized troops was disabled by a severe wound. While being carried from the field he recovered somewhat and bravely started to return to his command, when he received a second wound, which necessitated amputation of his right leg.
Cayer, OvilaOvila Cayer Army Sergeant Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia 01864-08-19 August 19 1864 Commanded the regiment, all the officers being disabled.
Profile of a white man with a drooping mustache wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch and star on each shoulder. Chamberlain, Joshua L.Joshua L. Chamberlain Army Colonel Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 For action at Little Round Top, portrayed in the film Gettysburg.
Chamberlain, Orville T.Orville T. Chamberlain Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. 01863-09-20 September 20 1863 While exposed to a galling fire, went in search of another regiment, found its location, procured ammunition from the men thereof, and returned with the ammunition to his own company.
Chambers, Joseph B.Joseph B. Chambers Army E-01Private Petersburg, Virginia 01865-03-25 March 25 1865 Capture of colors of 1st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Chandler, Henry F.Henry F. Chandler Army Sergeant Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01864-06-17 June 17 1864 Though seriously wounded in a bayonet charge and directed to go to the rear he declined to do so, but remained with his regiment and helped to carry the breastworks.
Chandler, James B.James B. Chandler Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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.
Chandler, Stephen E.Stephen E. Chandler Army Quartermaster Sergeant Amelia Springs, Virginia 01865-04-05 April 5 1865 Under severe fire of the enemy and of the troops in retreat, went between the lines to the assistance of a wounded and helpless comrade, and rescued him from death or capture.
Chapin, Alaric B.Alaric B. Chapin Army E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
Chapman, JohnJohn Chapman Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Captured the enemies flag at a battle in Sailors Creek Va
Chaput, Louis G.Louis G. Chaput Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 For actions aboard the U.S.S. Lackawana during the American Civil War
Head and torso of a white man with bushy beard wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a dark jacket. The right sleeve of the jacket is hanging empty. Chase, John F.John F. Chase Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 Nearly all the officers and men of the battery having been killed or wounded, this soldier with a comrade continued to fire his gun after the guns had ceased. The piece was then dragged off by the two, the horses having been shot, and its capture by the enemy was prevented.
Child, Benjamin H.Benjamin H. Child Army E-04Corporal Battle of Antietam, Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 Was wounded and taken to the rear insensible, but when partially recovered insisted on returning to the battery and resumed command of his piece, so remaining until the close of the battle.
Chisman, William W.William W. Chisman Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Christiancy, James I.James I. Christiancy Army O-02First Lieutenant Hawes Shops, Virginia 01864-05-28 May 28 1864 While acting as aide, voluntarily led a part of the line into the fight, and was twice wounded.
Churchill, Samuel J.Samuel J. Churchill Army E-04Corporal Battle of Nashville, Tenn. 01864-12-15 December 15 1864 When the fire of the enemy's batteries compelled the men of his detachment for a short time to seek shelter, he stood manfully at his post and for some minutes worked his gun alone.
Cilley, Clinton A.Clinton A. Cilley Army Captain Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. 01863-09-20 September 20 1863 Seized the colors of a retreating regiment and led it into the thick of the attack.
Clancy, James T.James T. Clancy Army Sergeant Battle of Vaughan Road, Virginia 01864-10-01 October 1 1864 Shot the Confederate Gen. Dunovant dead during a charge, thus confusing the enemy and greatly aiding in his repulse.
Clapp, Albert A.Albert A. Clapp Army First Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of battle flag of the 8th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Clark, Charles A.Charles A. Clark Army Lieutenant and Adjutant Brooks Ford, Virginia 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness, and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.
Clark, HarrisonHarrison Clark Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 Seized the colors and advanced with them after the color bearer had been shot
Clark, James G.James G. Clark Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01864-06-18 June 18 1864 Distinguished bravery in action; was severely wounded
Clark, John W.John W. Clark Army O-02First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster near Warrenton, Virginia 01863-07-28 July 28 1863 Defended the division train against a vastly superior force of the enemy; he was severely wounded, but remained in the saddle for 20 hours afterward until he had brought his train through in safety
Clark, William A.William A. Clark Army E-04Corporal Nolensville, Tenn. 01863-02-15 February 15 1863 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
Clarke, Dayton P.Dayton P. Clarke Army Captain Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand-to-hand fight while commanding the regiment
Clausen, Charles H.Charles H. Clausen Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Although severely wounded, he led the regiment against the enemy, under a terrific fire, and saved a battery from capture
Clay, CecilCecil Clay Army Captain Fort Harrison, Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound
Cleveland, Charles F.Charles F. Cleveland Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 Voluntarily took and carried the colors into action after the color bearer had been shot.
Clifford, Robert T.Robert T. Clifford Navy Master-at-Arms Aboard the USS Shokokon 01863-08-22 August 22 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Shokokon at New Topsail Inlet off Wilmington, North Carolina, 22 August 1863.
Clopp, John E.John E. Clopp Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), wresting it from the color bearer
Clute, George W.George W. Clute Army E-04Corporal Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina 01865-03-19 March 19 1865 In a charge, captured the flag of the 40th North Carolina (C.S.A.), the flag being taken in a personal encounter with an officer who carried and defended it.
Coates, JeffersonJefferson Coates Army Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-01 July 1 1863 Unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.
Cockley, David L.David L. Cockley Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia 01864-12-04 December 4 1864 While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he 3 times asked permission to join his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request, having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head throughout the action.
Coey, JamesJames Coey Army Major Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia 01865-02-06 February 6 1865 Seized the regimental colors at a critical moment and by a prompt advance on the enemy caused the entire brigade to follow him; and, after being himself severely wounded, he caused himself to be lifted into the saddle and a second time rallied the line in an attempt to check the enemy.
Coffey, Robert J.Robert J. Coffey Army Sergeant Battle of Salem Church, Virginia 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Single-handedly captured 2 officers and 5 privates of the 8th Louisiana Regiment (C.S.A.).
Cohn, AbrahamAbraham Cohn Army Sergeant Major Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia and Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 and 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.
Colbert, PatrickPatrick Colbert Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Commodore Hull 01864-10-31 October 31 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864
Colby, Carlos W.Carlos W. Colby Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Cole, GabrielGabriel Cole Army E-04Corporal Battle of Opequon, Virginia 01864-09-19 September 19 1864 Capture of flag, during which he was wounded in the leg
Collins, HarrisonHarrison Collins Army E-04Corporal Richland Creek, Tenn. 01864-12-24 December 24 1864 Capture of flag of Chalmer's Division (C.S.A.).
Collins, Thomas D.Thomas D. Collins Army Sergeant Battle of Resaca, Ga. 01864-05-15 May 15 1864 Captured a regimental flag of the enemy.
Collis, Charles H. T.Charles H. T. Collis Army Colonel Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Gallantly led his regiment in battle at a critical moment.
Colwell, OliverOliver Colwell Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Nashville, Tenn. 01864-12-16 December 16 1864 Capture of enemy flag.
Compson, Hartwell B.Hartwell B. Compson Army Major Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Capture of flag belonging to Gen. Early's headquarters.
Conaway, John W.John W. Conaway Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Conboy, MartinMartin Conboy Army Sergeant Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia 01862-05-05 May 5 1862 Took command of the company in action, the captain having been wounded, the other commissioned officers being absent, and handled it with skill and bravery.
Conlan, DennisDennis Conlan Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher 01864-12-23 December 23 1864 Conlan served on board the U.S.S. Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
Connell, TrustrimTrustrim Connell Army E-04Corporal Sailors Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of enemy flag.
Conner, RichardRichard Conner Army E-01Private Bull Run, Virginia 01862-08-30 August 30 1862 The flag of his regiment having been abandoned during retreat, he voluntarily returned with a single companion under a heavy fire and secured and brought off the flag, his companion being killed.
Connor, ThomasThomas Connor Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota, in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Connor, William C.William C. Connor Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Howquah 01864-09-25 September 25 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864. Performing his duty faithfully under the most trying circumstances, Connor stood firmly at his post in the midst of a crossfire from the rebel shore batteries and our own vessels.
Connors, JamesJames Connors Army E-01Private Fishers Hill, Virginia 01864-09-22 September 22 1864 Capture of enemy flag.
A white boy in soldier's uniform holding a bugle in his left hand and a staff in his right, standing before a painted scene of an army camp. Cook, JohnJohn Cook Army Bugler Antietam Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 Volunteered at the age of 15 years to act as a cannoneer, and as such volunteer served a gun under a terrific fire of the enemy.
Cook, John H.John H. Cook Army Sergeant Pleasant Hill, Louisiana 01864-04-09 April 9 1864 During an attack by the enemy, voluntarily left the brigade quartermaster, with whom he had been detailed as a clerk, rejoined his command, and, acting as first lieutenant, led the line farther toward the charging enemy.
Cooke, Walter H.Walter H. Cooke Army Captain Bull Run, Virginia 01861-07-21 July 21 1861 Voluntarily served as an aide on the staff of Col. David Hunter and participated in the battle, his term of service having expired on the previous day.
Cooper, John L. M.John L. M. Cooper Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 1st award: Heroic conduct
Cooper, John L. M.John L. M. Cooper Navy Quartermaster Mobile, Alabama 01865-04-26 April 26 1865 2nd award: Rescued a wounded comrade from a fire
Copp, Charles D.Charles D. Copp Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and, waving them, rallied the regiment under a heavy fire.
Corcoran, JohnJohn Corcoran Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Head of a white man with a drooping mustache and short hair, wearing a dark suit over a light-colored shirt and tie. The portrait is surrounded by a shield-shaped decorative frame. Corcoran, Thomas E.Thomas E. Corcoran Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 01863-05-27 May 27 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking
Corliss, George W.George W. Corliss Army Captain Cedar Mountain, Virginia 01862-08-09 August 9 1862 Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it forward in the face of a severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.
Corliss, Stephen P.Stephen P. Corliss Army O-02First Lieutenant South Side Railroad, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Raised the fallen colors and, rushing forward in advance of the troops, placed them on the enemy's works.
Corson, Joseph K.Joseph K. Corson Army Assistant Surgeon near Bristoe Station, Virginia 01863-10-14 October 14 1863 With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.
Head of a white man with bushy beard and thick hair wearing a suit, vest, and bow tie. The portrait is surrounded by a decorative oval frame. Cosgriff, Richard H.Richard H. Cosgriff Army E-01Private Columbus, Ga. 01865-04-16 April 16 1865 Capture of flag in a personal encounter with its bearer.
Cosgrove, ThomasThomas Cosgrove Army E-01Private Drurys Bluff, Virginia 01864-05-15 May 15 1864 Individually demanded and received the surrender of 7 armed Confederates concealed in a cellar, disarming and marching them in as prisoners of war.
Cotton, PeterPeter Cotton Navy Ordinary Seaman Aboard the USS Baron DeKalb, Yazoo Pass Expedition 01862-12-23 December 23 1862 – 01862-12-27 December 27 1862 Cotton served on board the U.S.S. Baron De Kalb in the Yazoo River expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862
Coughlin, JohnJohn Coughlin Army Lieutenant Colonel Swifts Creek, Virginia 01864-05-09 May 9 1864 During a sudden night attack upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns.
Cox, Robert M.Robert M. Cox Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Bravely defended the colors planted on the outward parapet of Fort Hill.
Coyne, John N.John N. Coyne Army Sergeant Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia 01862-05-05 May 5 1862 Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry.
Cranston, William W.William W. Cranston Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-02 May 2 1863 One of a party of 4 who voluntarily brought in a wounded Confederate officer from within the enemy's line in the face of a constant fire.
Crawford, AlexanderAlexander Crawford Navy Fireman Aboard the USS Wyalusing in the Roanoke River 01864-05-25 May 25 1864 Volunteered for a mission to destroy the CSS Albemarle, evaded capture after mission failed.
Creed, JohnJohn Creed Army E-01Private Fishers Hill, Virginia 01864-09-22 September 22 1864 Capture of the enemy flag.
Cripps, ThomasThomas Cripps Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Cripps fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Crocker, Henry H.Henry H. Crocker Army Captain Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 01864-10-19 October 19 1864 Voluntarily led a charge, which resulted in the capture of 14 prisoners and in which he himself was wounded.
Crocker, Ulric L.Ulric L. Crocker Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 01864-10-19 October 19 1864 Capture of flag of 18th Georgia (C.S.A.).
Croft, James E.James E. Croft Army E-01Private Allatoona, Ga. 01864-10-05 October 5 1864 Took the place of a gunner who had been shot down and inspired his comrades by his bravery and effective gunnery, which contributed largely to the defeat of the enemy.
A white man with a mustache standing with his left arm resting on an object to his side and his right hand inside his jacket. A star-shaped medal is hanging from a ribbon on his left breast. Cronin, CorneliusCornelius Cronin Navy Chief Quartermaster Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864
Crosier, William H. H.William H. H. Crosier Army Sergeant Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga. 01864-07-20 July 20 1864 Severely wounded and ambushed by the enemy, he stripped the colors from the staff and brought them back into the line.
Cross, James E.James E. Cross Army E-04Corporal Blackburns Ford, Virginia 01861-07-18 July 18 1861 With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.
Crowley, MichaelMichael Crowley Army E-01Private Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia 01865-03-02 March 2 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
Cullen, ThomasThomas Cullen Army E-04Corporal Bristoe Station, Virginia 01863-10-14 October 14 1863 Capture of flag of 22d or 28th North Carolina (C.S.A.).
A white man with a full mustache in a dark suit with a bow tie and vest, looking right. Cummings, Amos J.Amos J. Cummings Army E-09Sergeant Major Salem Heights, Virginia 01863-05-04 May 4 1863 Rendered great assistance in the heat of the action in rescuing a part of the field batteries from an extremely dangerous and exposed position.
Cumpston, James M.James M. Cumpston Army E-01Private Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 01864-08 August 1864 – 01864-11 November 1864 Capture of the enemy flag
Cunningham, Francis M.Francis M. Cunningham Army First Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of battle flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand battle while wounded.
Cunningham, James S.James S. Cunningham Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Curran, Richard J.Richard J. Curran Army Assistant Surgeon Battle of Antietam, Md. 01862-09-17 September 17 1862 Voluntarily exposed himself to great danger by going to the fighting line there succoring the wounded and helpless and conducting them to the field hospital.
Curtis, John C.John C. Curtis Army Sergeant Major Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana 01862-08-05 August 5 1862 Voluntarily sought the line of battle and alone and unaided captured 2 prisoners, driving them before him to regimental headquarters at the point of the bayonet.
Curtis, Josiah M.Josiah M. Curtis Army O-01Second Lieutenant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Seized the colors of his regiment after 2 color bearers had fallen, bore them gallantly, and was among the first to gain a foothold, with his flag, inside the enemy's works.
Curtis, Newton M.Newton M. Curtis Army Brigadier General Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded.
Custer, Thomas W.Thomas W. Custer Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Namozine Church, Virginia 01865-04-03 April 3 1865 1st award: Captured an enemy flag
Custer, Thomas W.Thomas W. Custer Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 2nd award: Captured two enemy flags
Head and shoulders of an older white man with full beard and wire-framed glasses, wearing a dark suit and bow tie. Cutcheon, Byron M.Byron M. Cutcheon Army Major Horseshoe Bend, Ky. 01863-05-10 May 10 1863 Distinguished gallantry in leading his regiment in a charge on a house occupied by the enemy.
Cutts, James M.James M. Cutts Army Captain Battle of the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Petersburg, Virginia 01864 1864 Gallantry in actions.
Head of a white man with a large mustache and receding hairline wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie. Over the bottom right of the portrait is a decorative design. Darrough, John S.John S. Darrough Army Sergeant Eastport, Miss. 01864-10-10 October 10 1864 Saved the life of a captain
Davidsizer, John A.John A. Davidsizer Army Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia 01865-04-05 April 5 1865 Capture of flag
Davidson, AndrewAndrew Davidson Army Assistant Surgeon Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 Voluntarily attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
Davidson, AndrewAndrew Davidson Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 One of the first to enter the enemy's works, where, after his colonel, major, and one-third the company officers had fallen, he gallantly assisted in rallying and saving the remnant of the command.
Davis, Charles C.Charles C. Davis Army Major Shelbyville, Tenn. 01863-06-27 June 27 1863 Led one of the most desperate and successful charges of the war.
Davis, FreemanFreeman Davis Army Sergeant Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 01863-11-25 November 25 1863 This soldier, while his regiment was falling back, seeing the 2 color bearers shot down, under a severe fire and at imminent peril recovered both the flags and saved them from capture.
Davis, George E.George E. Davis Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md. 01864-07-09 July 9 1864 While in command of a small force, held the approaches to the 2 bridges against repeated assaults of superior numbers, thereby materially delaying Early's advance on Washington.
Davis, HarryHarry Davis Army E-01Private Battle of Ezra Church, Atlanta, Ga. 01864-07-28 July 28 1864 Capture of flag of 30th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
Davis, JohnJohn Davis Navy Quarter Gunner Aboard the USS Valley City 01862-02-10 February 10 1862 Served on board the U.S.S. Valley City during action against rebel fort batteries and ships off Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on 10 February 1862
Davis, JohnJohn Davis Army E-01Private Culloden, Ga. 01865-04 April 1865 Capture of flag of Worrill Grays (C.S.A.).
Davis, JosephJoseph Davis Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. 01864-11-30 November 30 1864 Capture of flag.
Davis, Martin K.Martin K. Davis Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Davis, Samuel W.Samuel W. Davis Navy Ordinary Seaman Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864
Davis, ThomasThomas Davis Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag.
Day, CharlesCharles Day Army E-01Private Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia 01865-02-06 February 6 1865 Seized the colors of another regiment of the brigade, the regiment having been thrown into confusion and the color bearer killed, and bore said colors throughout the remainder of the engagement.
Day, David F.David F. Day Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Deakin, CharlesCharles Deakin Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Deakin fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan. He also participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
Deane, John M.John M. Deane Army Major Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia 01865-03-25 March 25 1865 This officer, observing an abandoned gun within Fort Haskell, called for volunteers, and under a heavy fire, worked the gun until the enemy's advancing line was routed.
Decastro, Joseph H.Joseph H. De Castro Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag of 19th Virginia Infantry regiment (C.S.A.).
Delacey, PatrickPatrick De Lacey Army First Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 Running ahead of the line, under a concentrated fire, he shot the color bearer of a Confederate regiment on the works, thus contributing to the success of the attack.
Deland, Frederick N.Frederick N. Deland Army E-01Private Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana 01863-05-27 May 27 1863 Volunteered in response to a call and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, advanced and assisted in filling with fascines a ditch which presented a serious obstacle to the troops attempting to take the works of the enemy by assault.
Delaney, John C.John C. Delaney Army Sergeant Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia 01865-02-06 February 6 1865 Sprang between the lines and brought out a wounded comrade about to be burned in the brush.
DeLavie, Hiram H.Hiram H. De Lavie Army Sergeant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 Capture of flag.
Dempster, JohnJohn Dempster Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12 December 1864 – 01865-01 January 1865 Dempster served on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865
Denig, J. HenryJ. Henry Denig Marine Corps Sergeant Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Denning, LorenzoLorenzo Denning Navy Landsman Aboard U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 01864-10-27 October 27 1864 Denning served on board the 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. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
Dennis, RichardRichard Dennis Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Densmore, WilliamWilliam Densmore Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Densmore fought his gun with skill and courage throughout a furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Depuy, Charles H.Charles H. De Puy Army First Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 Being an old artillerist, aided General Bartlett in working the guns of the dismantled fort.
Dewitt, Richard W.Richard W. DeWitt Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of a "volunteer storming party."
Head and shoulders of an older white man with a large drooping mustache wearing pince-nez glasses and a suit and tie. The portrait is surrounded by an oval frame and a depiction of an American flag. Dicesnola, Luigi P.Luigi P. di Cesnola Army Colonel Battle of Aldie, Virginia 01863-06-17 June 17 1863 Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.
Dickey, William D.William D. Dickey Army Captain Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01864-06-17 June 17 1864 Refused to leave the field, remaining in command after being wounded by a piece of shell, and led his command in the assault on the enemy's works on the following day.
Dickie, DavidDavid Dickie Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Head of a white man with mustache and short hair wearing a dark jacket. Around the portrait is a shield-shaped frame and a depiction of an American flag. Diggins, BartholomewBartholomew Diggins Navy Ordinary Seaman Aboard the USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Dilger, HubertHubert Dilger Army Captain Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 01863-05-02 May 2 1863 Fought his guns until the enemy were upon him, then with one gun hauled in the road by hand he formed the rear guard and kept the enemy at bay by the rapidity of his fire and was the last man in the retreat.
Dillon, Michael A.Michael A. Dillon Army E-01Private Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia and Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia 01862-05-05 May 5 1862 and 01862-06-25 June 25 1862 Bravery in repulsing the enemy's charge on a battery, at Williamsburg, Virginia At Oak Grove, Virginia, crawled outside the lines and brought in important information.
Ditzenback, JohnJohn Ditzenback Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Neosho 01864-12-06 December 6 1864 Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the engagement with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn., 6 December 1864
Dockum, Warren C.Warren C. Dockum Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag of Savannah Guards (C.S.A.), after 2 other men had been killed in the effort.
Dodd, Robert F.Robert F. Dodd Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 While acting as orderly, voluntarily assisted to carry off the wounded from the ground in front of the crater while exposed to a heavy fire.
Dodds, Edward E.Edward E. Dodds Army Sergeant Ashbys Gap, Virginia 01864-07-19 July 19 1864 At great personal risk rescued his wounded captain and carried him from the field to a place of safety.
Dolloff, Charles W.Charles W. Dolloff Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Capture of flag.
Donaldson, JohnJohn Donaldson Army Sergeant Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia 01865-04-09 April 9 1865 Capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Donnelly, JohnJohn Donnelly Navy Ordinary Seaman Aboard the USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Metacomet. As a member of the boat's crew which went to the rescue of the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a torpedo in passing the enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864, Donnelly braved the enemy fire which was said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had ever seen and aided in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the Tecumseh, eliciting the admiration of both friend and foe.
Donoghue, TimothyTimothy Donoghue Army E-01Private Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 Voluntarily carried a wounded officer off the field from between the lines; while doing this he was himself wounded.
Doody, PatrickPatrick Doody Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia 01864-06-07 June 7 1864 After making a successful personal reconnaissance, he gallantly led the skirmishers in a night attack, charging the enemy, and thus enabling the pioneers to put up works.
Doolen, WilliamWilliam Doolen Navy Coal Heaver Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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
Dore, George H.George H. Dore Army Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 The colors being struck down by a shell as the enemy were charging, this soldier rushed out and seized it, exposing himself to the fire of both sides.
Dorley, AugustAugust Dorley Army E-01Private Mount Pleasant, Ala. 01865-04-11 April 11 1865 Capture of flag. <--See discussion page regarding spelling of name -->
Dorman, JohnJohn Dorman Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Carondelet, Battle of Fort Henry and Siege of Vicksburg 01862-02-06 February 6 1862 and 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Carrying out his duties courageously throughout the actions of the Carondelet, Dorman, although wounded several times invariably returned to duty and constantly presented an example of devotion to the flag.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a graying beard, wearing a dark cowboy hat, suit coat, and bowtie. Dorsey, Daniel A.Daniel A. Dorsey Army E-04Corporal Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. 01862-04 April 1862 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, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Dorsey, DecaturDecatur Dorsey Army Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia 01864-07-30 July 30 1864 For carrying the regimental colors while under fire.
Dougall, Allan H.Allan H. Dougall Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina 01865-03-19 March 19 1865 In the face of a galling fire from the enemy he voluntarily returned to where the color bearer had fallen wounded and saved the flag of his regiment from capture.
Dougherty, MichaelMichael Dougherty Army E-01Private Jefferson, Virginia 01863-10-12 October 12 1863 At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.
Dougherty, PatrickPatrick Dougherty Navy Landsman Aboard the USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 As a landsman on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, Dougherty acted gallantly without orders when the powder box at his gun was disabled under the heavy enemy fire, and maintained a supply of powder throughout the prolonged action. Dougherty also aided in the attacks on Fort Morgan and in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee.
Dow, George P.George P. Dow Army Sergeant near Richmond, Virginia 01864-10 October 1864 Gallantry while in command of his company during a reconnaissance toward Richmond
Dow, HenryHenry Dow Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 01863-05-27 May 27 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati during the attack on the Vicksburg batteries and at the time of her sinking, 27 May 1863.
Downey, WilliamWilliam Downey Army E-01Private Ashepoo River, S.C. 01864-05-24 May 24 1864 Volunteered as a member of a boatcrew 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.
Downs, Henry W.Henry W. Downs Army Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia 01864-09-19 September 19 1864 With one comrade, voluntarily crossed an open field, exposed to a raking fire, and returned with a supply of ammunition, successfully repeating the attempt a short time thereafter.
Drake, James M.James M. Drake Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 Commanded the skirmish line in the advance and held his position all day and during the night.
Drury, JamesJames Drury Army Sergeant Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, Virginia 01864-06-23 June 23 1864 Saved the colors of his regiment when it was surrounded by a much larger force of the enemy and after the greater part of the regiment had been killed or captured.
Duffey, JohnJohn Duffey Army E-01Private Ashepoo River, S.C. 01864-05-24 May 24 1864 Volunteered as a member of a boatcrew 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.
Duncan, AdamAdam Duncan Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 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. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Duncan fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.
Duncan, James K. L.James K. L. Duncan Navy Ordinary Seaman Aboard the USS Fort Hindman 01864-03-02 March 2 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, Louisiana, 2 March 1864
Dunlavy, JamesJames Dunlavy Army E-01Private Osage, Kans. 01864-10-25 October 25 1864 Gallantry in capturing Gen. Marmaduke
Dunn, WilliamWilliam Dunn Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Monadnock, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12 December 1864 – 01865-01 January 1865 On board the U.S.S. Monadnock in action during several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865.
Dunne, JamesJames Dunne Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
Dunphy, Richard D.Richard D. Dunphy Navy Coal Heaver Aboard the USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, Dunphy performed his duties with skill and courage throughout this fierce engagement which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.
Head and torso of an older white man with a Van Dyke mustache and short hair. He is wearing pince-nez glasses and a checkered suit coat over a vest and dark tie. DuPont, Henry A.Henry A. du Pont Army Captain Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia 01864-10-19 October 19 1864 By his distinguished gallantry, and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their guns, checked the advance of the enemy, and brought off most of his pieces.
Durham, James R.James R. Durham Army O-01Second Lieutenant Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia 01863-06-14 June 14 1863 Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded.
Durham, JohnJohn Durham Army Sergeant Battle of Perryville, Ky. 01862-10-08 October 8 1862 Seized the flag of his regiment when the color sergeant was shot and advanced with the flag midway between the lines, amid a shower of shot, shell, and bullets, until stopped by his commanding officer.
Eckes, John N.John N. Eckes Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Eddy, Samuel E.Samuel E. Eddy Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.
Edgerton, Nathan H.Nathan H. Edgerton Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Took up the flag after 3 color bearers had been shot down and bore it forward, though himself wounded.
Edwards, DavidDavid Edwards Army E-01Private Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
Edwards, JohnJohn Edwards Navy Captain of the Top Aboard the USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 As second captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Wounded when an enemy shell struck, Edwards refused to go below for aid and, as heavy return fire continued to strike his vessel, took the place of the first captain and carried out his duties during the prolonged action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
Elision, James M.James M. Elision Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works.
Elliott, AlexanderAlexander Elliott Army Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia 01865-04-05 April 5 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
Elliott, Russell C.Russell C. Elliott Army Sergeant Natchitoches, Louisiana 01864-04-19 April 19 1864 Seeing a Confederate officer in advance of his command, charged on him alone and unaided and captured him.
Ellis, HoraceHorace Ellis Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia 01864-08-21 August 21 1864 Capture of flag of 16th Mississippi (C.S.A.).
Ellis, WilliamWilliam Ellis Army First Sergeant Dardanelle, Arkansas 01865-01-14 January 14 1865 Remained at his post after sustaining three wounds.
Ellsworth, Thomas F.Thomas F. Ellsworth Army Captain Honey Hill, S.C. 01864-11-30 November 30 1864 Under a heavy fire carried his wounded commanding officer from the field
Embler, Andrew H.Andrew H. Embler Army Captain Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia 01864-10-27 October 27 1864 Charged at the head of 2 regiments, which drove the enemy's main body, gained the crest of the hill near the Burgess house and forced a barricade on the Boydton road.
Enderlin, RichardRichard Enderlin Army Musician Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-01 July 1 1863 – 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy's lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade.
Engle, James E.James E. Engle Army Sergeant Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Virginia 01864-05-18 May 18 1864 Responded to a call for volunteers to carry ammunition to the regiment on the picket line and under a heavy fire from the enemy assisted in carrying a box of ammunition to the front and remained to distribute the same.
English, EdmundEdmund English Army First Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-06 May 6 1864 During a rout and while under orders to retreat seized the colors, rallied the men, and drove the enemy back.
English, ThomasThomas English Navy Signal Quartermaster Aboard the USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12 December 1864 – 01865-01 January 1865 English served on board the U.S.S. New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865.
Ennis, Charles D.Charles D. Ennis Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Erickson, John P.John P. Erickson Navy Captain of the Forecastle Aboard the USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12-24 December 24 1864 – 01865-02-22 February 22 1865 Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Erickson was so severely wounded in the assault upon Fort Fisher that he was sent to the hospital at Portsmouth, Virginia. Erickson was recommended for his gallantry, skill, and coolness in action while under the fire of the enemy.
Estes, Lewellyn G.Lewellyn G. Estes Army Captain and Assistant Adjutant General Flint River, Ga. 01864-08-30 August 30 1864 Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge.
Evans, Coron D.Coron D. Evans Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag of 26th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Evans, Ira H.Ira H. Evans Army Captain Hatchers Run, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Voluntarily passed between the lines, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and obtained important information.
Evans, James R.James R. Evans Army E-01Private Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 01864-05-05 May 5 1864 Went out in front of the line under a fierce fire and, in the face of the rapidly advancing enemy, rescued the regimental flag with which the color bearer had fallen.
Evans, ThomasThomas Evans Army E-01Private Battle of Piedmont, Virginia 01864-06-05 June 5 1864 Capture of flag of 45th Virginia (C.S.A.).
Everson, AdelbertAdelbert Everson Army E-01Private Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
Ewing, John C.John C. Ewing Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Captured the enemy flag.
Falconer, John A.John A. Falconer Army E-04Corporal Fort Sanders, Siege of Knoxville, Tenn. 01863-11-20 November 20 1863 Conducted the "burning party" of his regiment at the time a charge was made on the enemy's picket line, and burned the house which had sheltered the enemy's sharpshooters, thus insuring success to a hazardous enterprise.
Fall, Charles S.Charles S. Fall Army Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Was one of the first to mount the Confederate works, where he bayoneted two of the enemy and captured a Confederate flag, but threw it away to continue the pursuit of the enemy.
Fallon, Thomas T.Thomas T. Fallon Army E-01Private Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia, Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and Big Shanty, Ga. 01862-05 May 1862 and 01864-06 June 1864 At Williamsburg, Virginia, assisted in driving rebel skirmishers to their main line. Participated in action, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, though excused from duty because of disability. In a charge with his company at Big Shanty, Ga., was the first man on the enemy's works.
Falls, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Falls  Army Color Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag
Fanning, NicholasNicholas Fanning Army E-01Private Battle of Selma, Ala. 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Capture of silk Confederate States flag and 2 staff officers.
Farley, WilliamWilliam Farley Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Marblehead 01863-12-25 December 25 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, 25 December 1863, during an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Behaving in a gallant manner, Farley animated his men and kept up a rapid and effective fire on the enemy throughout the engagement which resulted in the enemy's abandonment of his positions, leaving a caisson and 1 gun behind
Farnsworth, Herbert E.Herbert E. Farnsworth Army Sergeant Major Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia 01864-06-11 June 11 1864 Voluntarily carried a message which stopped the firing of a Union battery into his regiment, in which service he crossed a ridge in plain view and swept by the fire of both armies.
Farquhar, John M.John M. Farquhar Army Sergeant Major Battle of Stones River, Tenn. 01862-12-31 December 31 1862 When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.
Farrell, EdwardEdward Farrell Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Owasco, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 Served on board the U.S.S. Owasco during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862.
Fasnacht, Charles H.Charles H. Fasnacht Army Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Capture of flag of 2nd Louisiana Tigers (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand contest.
Fassett, John B.John B. Fassett Army Captain Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 While acting as an aide, voluntarily led a regiment to the relief of a battery and recaptured its guns from the enemy.
Fernald, Albert E.Albert E. Fernald Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Ferrell, John H.John H. Ferrell Navy Civilian pilot Aboard the USS Neosho 01864-12-06 December 6 1864 Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the engagement with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn., 6 December 1864.
Ferrier, Daniel T.Daniel T. Ferrier Army Sergeant Varnells Station, Ga. 01864-05-09 May 9 1864 While his regiment was retreating, voluntarily gave up his horse to his brigade commander who had been unhorsed and was in danger of capture, thereby enabling him to rejoin and rally the disorganized troops. Sgt. Ferrier himself was captured and confined in Confederate prisons, from which he escaped and, after great hardship, rejoined the Union lines.
Ferris, Eugene W.Eugene W. Ferris Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Berryville, Virginia 01865-04-01 April 1 1865 Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of 5 of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded 3 more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.
Fesq, FrankFrank Fesq Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Capture of flag of 18th North Carolina (C.S.A.) within the enemy's works.
Finkenbiner, Henry S.Henry S. Finkenbiner Army E-01Private Dingle's Mill, South Carolina 01865-04-09 April 9 1865 While on the advance skirmish line and within direct and close fire of the enemy's artillery, crossed the mill race on a burning bridge and ascertained the enemy's position.
Fisher, John H.John H. Fisher Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Fisher, JosephJoseph Fisher Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Carried the colors 50 yards in advance of his regiment, and after being painfully wounded attempted to crawl into the enemy's works in an endeavor to plant his flag thereon.
Fitzpatrick, ThomasThomas Fitzpatrick Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 As captain of the No. 1 gun on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford, during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Flanagan, AugustinAugustin Flanagan Army Sergeant Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Gallantry in the charge on the enemy's works: rushing forward with the colors and calling upon the men to follow him; was severely wounded.
Flannigan, JamesJames Flannigan Army E-01Private Nolensville, Tenn. 01863-02-15 February 15 1863 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.
Full-length portrait of a black man with mustache in an ornate military uniform, including white gloves, shoulder boards, cap, and a thin sword tied at his waist. Next to him is a pedestal with a ceremonial military helmet atop. Fleetwood, Christian A.Christian A. Fleetwood Army Sergeant Major Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia 01864-09-29 September 29 1864 Seized the regimental colors and led the regiment after 2 color bearers had been shot down.
Flood, ThomasThomas Flood Navy Pilot Aboard the USS Pensacola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 and 01862-04-25 April 25 1862 Served on board the U.S.S. Pensacola in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip and at the taking of new Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Flynn, ChristopherChristopher Flynn Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 Capture of flag of 52d North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Flynn, James E.James E. Flynn Army Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Follett, Joseph L.Joseph L. Follett Army Sergeant Battle of Island Number Ten, New Madrid, Mo. and Battle of Stones River, Tenn. 01862-03-03 March 3 1862 and 01862-12-31 December 31 1862 At New Madrid, Mo., remained on duty though severely wounded. While procuring ammunition from the supply train at Stone River, Tenn., was captured, but made his escape, secured the ammunition, and in less than an hour from the time of his capture had the batteries supplied.
Force, Manning F.Manning F. Force Army Brigadier General Battle of Atlanta, Ga. 01864-07-22 July 22 1864 Charged upon the enemy's works, and after their capture defended his position against assaults of the enemy until he was severely wounded.
Ford, George W.George W. Ford Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia 01865-04-06 April 6 1865 Capture of flag.
Forman, Alexander A.Alexander A. Forman Army E-04Corporal Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia 01862-05-31 May 31 1862 Although wounded, he continued fighting until, fainting from loss of blood, he was carried off the field.
Fout, Frederick W.Frederick W. Fout Army O-01Second Lieutenant near Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 01862-09-15 September 15 1862 Voluntarily gathered the men of the battery together, remanned the guns, which had been ordered abandoned by an officer, opened fire, and kept up the same on the enemy until after the surrender.
Fox, HenryHenry Fox Army Sergeant near Jackson, Tenn. 01862-12-23 December 23 1862 When his command was surrounded by a greatly superior force, voluntarily left the shelter of the breastworks, crossed an open railway trestle under a concentrated fire from the enemy, made his way out and secured reinforcements for the relief of his command.
Fox, Henry M.Henry M. Fox Army Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia 01864-09-19 September 19 1864 Capture of flag
Fox, NicholasNicholas Fox Army E-01Private Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana 01863-06-14 June 14 1863 Made 2 trips across an open space, in the face of the enemy's concentrated fire, and secured water for the sick and wounded.
Fox, William R.William R. Fox Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia 01865-04-02 April 2 1865 Bravely assisted in the capture of one of the enemy's guns; with the first troops to enter the city, captured the flag of the Confederate customhouse.
Foy, Charles H.Charles H. Foy Navy Signal Quartermaster Aboard the USS Rhode Island, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-13 January 13 1865 – 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island during the action with Fort Fisher and the Federal Point batteries, 13 to 15 January 1865.
Franks, William J.William J. Franks Navy Seaman Yazoo City, Mississippi 01864-03-05 March 5 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Marmora off Yazoo City, Miss., 5 March 1864. Embarking from the Marmora with a 12-pound howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Franks 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.
Frantz, JosephJoseph Frantz Army E-01Private Vicksburg, Mississippi 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Fraser, William W.William W. Fraser Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Last name sometimes spelled "Frazier"
Freeman, ArchibaldArchibald Freeman Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 01864-05-12 May 12 1864 Capture of flag of 17th Louisiana (C.S.A.).
Freeman, Henry B.Henry B. Freeman Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Stones River, Tenn. 01862-12-31 December 31 1862 Voluntarily went to the front and picked up and carried to a place of safety, under a heavy fire from the enemy, an acting field officer who had been wounded, and was about to fall into enemy hands.
Freeman, MartinMartin Freeman Navy Civilian pilot Aboard the USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 01864-08-05 August 5 1864 As pilot of the flagship, U.S.S. Hartford, during action against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Freeman, William H.William H. Freeman Army E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 Volunteered to carry the brigade flag after the bearer was wounded.
French, Samuel S.Samuel S. French Army E-01Private Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia 01862-05-31 May 31 1862 Continued fighting, although wounded, until he fainted from loss of blood.
Frey, FranzFranz Frey Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Frick, Jacob G.Jacob G. Frick Army Colonel Fredericksburg, Virginia and Chancellorsville, Virginia 01862-12-13 December 13 1862 and 01863-05-03 May 3 1863 At Fredericksburg seized the colors and led the command through a terrible fire of cannon and musketry. In a hand-to-hand fight at Chancellorsville, recaptured the colors of his regiment.
Frisbee, John B.John B. Frisbee Navy Gunner's Mate Aboard the USS Pinola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 01862-04-24 April 24 1862 Served on board the U.S. Steam Gunboat Pinola during action against Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and during the taking of New Orleans, 24 April 1862.
Frizzell, Henry F.Henry F. Frizzell Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 01863-05-22 May 22 1863 Last name sometimes spelled "Frazell"
Fry, Isaac N.Isaac N. Fry Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant Aboard the USS Ticonderoga, Second Battle of Fort Fisher 01865-01-13 January 13 1865 – 01865-01-15 January 15 1865 On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865.
Fuger, FrederickFrederick Fuger Army Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-03 July 3 1863 All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.
Funk, WestWest Funk Army Major Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia 01865-04-09 April 9 1865 Capture of flag of 46th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Furman, Chester S.Chester S. Furman Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 01863-07-02 July 2 1863 Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Head of an older white man with a drooping mustache wearing a checkered suit coat and tie. Furness, FrankFrank Furness Army Captain Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia 01864-06-12 June 12 1864 Voluntarily carrier a box of ammunition across an open space swept by the enemy's fire to the relief of an outpost whose ammunition had become almost exhausted, but which was thus enabled to hold its important position.

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