List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Cedar Creek

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The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864. It was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. Twelve Union Army enlisted men and nine officers were presented the Medal of Honor for their actions during the battle.

Medal of Honor[change | change source]

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented after the recipient has been killed (posthumously).[1]


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Image Name Rank Unit Image
John W. Blunt First Lieutenant 6th New York Cavalry
Henry H. Crocker Captain 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry
Ulric L. Crocker Private 6th Michigan Cavalry
Henry A Dupont.jpg Henry A. du Pont Captain 5th U.S. Artillery
Edwin Goodrich First Lieutenant 9th New York Cavalry
William W. Henry Colonel 10th U.S. Infantry
Ira Hough Private 8th Indiana Infantry
George M. Love Colonel 116th New York Infantry
Frederick Lyon Corporal 1st Vermont Cavalry
Andrew J. McGonnigle Captain U.S. Volunteers
Henry J. Parks Private 9th New York Cavalry
Daniel P. Reigle Corporal 87th Pennsylvania Infantry
David H. Scofield Quartermaster Sergeant 5th New York Cavalry
James Sweeney Private 1st Vermont Cavalry
Richard Taylor Private 18th Indiana Infantry
Stephen Thomas Colonel 8th Vermont Infantry
Amasa Tracy Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Vermont Infantry
John Walsh Corporal 5th New York Cavalry
Martin Wambsgan Private 90th New York Infantry
Thomas M. Wells Chief Bugler 6th New York Cavalry
Eri D. Woodbury Sergeant 1st Vermont Cavalry

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "A Brief History—The Medal of Honor". Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Department of Defense. August 8, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2012.

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