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

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

Medal of HonorEdit

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

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

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
James Frank Adams Army E-01Private   1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Nineveh, Virginia Nov 12, 1864 Capture of State flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.)
Adams was born in Cabell County, West Virginia. While a Private in Company D of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, he captured the flag of the 14th Virginia Cavalry during an engagement on November 12, 1864, at Nineveh in Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued two weeks later, on November 26.[2]
  John G. B. Adams Army O-01Second Lieutenant   19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 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.
Michael Aheam Navy Paymaster's Steward   USS Kearsarge (1861) Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France Jun 19, 1864 Served on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Frederick Alber Army E-01Private   17th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 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.
Christian Albert Army E-01Private   47th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Abner P. Allen Army E-04Corporal   39th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
James Allen Army E-01Private   16th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of South Mountain, Md. Sep 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.).
  Nathaniel M. Allen Army E-04Corporal   1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 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.
  Adelbert Ames Army O-02First Lieutenant   5th United States Artillery First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Jul 21, 1861 Artillery commander who stayed with his battery despite grave wounds.
Robert W. Ammerman Army E-01Private   148th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of battle flag of 8th North Carolina (C.S.A.), being one of the foremost in the assault.
Bruce Anderson Army E-01Private   142nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
  Charles W. Anderson Army E-01Private   1st Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Capture of unknown Confederate flag.
  Everett W. Anderson Army Sergeant   15th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Crosbys Creek, Tenn. Jan 14, 1864 Captured, single-handed, Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert B. Vance during a charge upon the enemy.
Frederick C. Anderson Army E-01Private   18th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Capture of battle flag of 27th South Carolina (C.S.A.) and the color bearer.
  Marion T. Anderson Army Captain   51st Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Led his regiment over 5 lines of the enemy's works, where he fell, severely wounded.
  Peter Anderson Army E-01Private   31st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina Mar 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.
Robert Anderson Navy Quartermaster   USS Crusader
  USS Keokuk
Aboard USS Crusader and USS Keokuk Various Served on board USS Crusader and USS Keokuk during various actions of those vessels.
Thomas Anderson Army E-04Corporal   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of Confederate flag
John Angling Navy Cabin Boy   USS Pontoosuc (1864) Aboard USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 24, 1864 – Jan 22, 1865 Served on board USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 January 1865.
Andrew O. Apple Army E-04Corporal   12th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Conspicuous gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
William H. Appleton Army O-02First Lieutenant   4th U.S. Colored Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia and Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Jun 15, 1864 and Sep 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 Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant   59th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Corinth, Miss. Oct 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.
Lester Archer Army Sergeant   96th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.
  William J. Archinal Army E-04Corporal   30th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Clinton L. Armstrong Army E-01Private   83rd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  Abraham K. Arnold Army Captain   5th U.S. Cavalry Davenport Bridge, Virginia 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.
Matthew Arther Navy Signal Quartermaster   USS Carondelet Aboard USS Carondelet, Battle of Fort Henry and Battle of Fort Donelson Feb 6, 1862 and Feb 14, 1862 For valor and devotion, serving most faithfully, effectively and valiantly.
Charles Asten Navy Quarter Gunner   USS Signal Aboard USS Signal, Red River Campaign May 5, 1864 Although on the sick list, Q.G. Asten courageously carried out his duties during the entire engagement.
Thomas E. Atkinson Navy Yeoman   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
James Avery Navy Seaman   USS Metacomet Aboard USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 Braved galling enemy fire to aid the rescue of USS Tecumseh (1863) crewmen
William B. Avery Army Lieutenant  1st New York Marine Artillery Regiment Battle of Tranter's Creek, North Carolina Jun 5, 1862 Handled his battery with greatest coolness amidst the hottest fire.
  David Ayers Army Sergeant   57th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  John G. K. Ayers Army E-01Private   8th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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

Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
  William J. Babcock Army Sergeant   2nd Rhode Island Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 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.
Elijah W. Bacon* Army E-01Private   14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment (C.S.A.).
  Absalom Baird Army Brigadier General Commander, 3rd Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland Battle of Jonesborough, Ga. Sep 1, 1864 Led a detached brigade charge
Charles Baker Navy Quarter Gunner   USS Metacomet Aboard USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 Braved galling enemy fire to aid the rescue of USS Tecumseh (1863) crewmen
Charles H. Baldwin Navy Coal Heaver   USS Wyalusing Aboard USS Wyalusing in the Roanoke River May 25, 1864 For his participation in a plan to destroy the rebel ram CSS Albemarle
  Frank D. Baldwin Army Captain   19th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry Peach Tree Creek, Ga. Jul 12, 1864 For capturing two enemy officers. Later awarded a second Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars.
Frederick Ballen Army E-01Private   47th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Vicksburg, Miss. 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.
  George L. Banks Army Sergeant   15th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 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.
James A. Barber Army E-04Corporal   Battery G, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 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.
Nathaniel C. Barker Army Sergeant   11th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 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.
William H. Barnes Army E-01Private   38th Regiment United States Colored Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Among the first to enter the enemy's works; although wounded.
  Henry A. Barnum Army Colonel   149th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Chattanooga, Tenn. Nov 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.
James Barnum Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS New Ironsides Aboard USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 1864 – Jan 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.
Charles L. Barrell Army O-02First Lieutenant   102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops near Camden, S.C. Apr 1865 Hazardous service in marching through the enemy's country to bring relief to his command.
Jesse T. Barrick Army E-04Corporal   3rd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry near Duck River, Tenn. May 26, 1863 – Jun 2, 1863 While on a scout captured single-handed 2 desperate Confederate guerrilla officers who were together and well armed at the time.
William H. Barringer Army E-01Private   4th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Augustus Barry Army Sergeant Major   11th Regiment, U.S. Infantry Unknown 1863 – 1865 Gallantry in various actions during the rebellion.
Gurdon H. Barter Navy Landsman   USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Thomas Barton Navy Seaman   USS Hunchback Aboard USS Hunchback 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.
David L. Bass Navy Seaman   USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
  Richard N. Batchelder Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster   II Corps, Army of the Potomac Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Virginia Oct 13, 1863 – Oct 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.
  Delevan Bates Army Colonel   121st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Cemetery Hill, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment.
  Norman F. Bates Army Sergeant   4th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Columbus, Ga. Apr 16, 1865 Capture of flag and bearer.
Philip Baybutt Army E-01Private   2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Valley Campaigns of 1864, Luray, Virginia Sep 24, 1864 Capture of flag.
Philip Bazaar Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Santiago de Cuba USS Santiago de Cuba Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Alexander M. Beatty Army Captain   3rd Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 5, 1864 Removed, under a hot fire, a wounded member of his command to a place of safety.
  Powhatan Beaty Army First Sergeant   5th Regiment United States Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Jean J. Beaufort Army E-04Corporal   2nd Regiment Louisiana Volunteer Infantry (Union) 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.
Eugene B. Beaumont Army Major and Assistant Adjutant General   4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Harpeth River, Tenn. and Battle of Selma, Ala. Dec 17, 1864 and Apr 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.
  Edward J. Bebb Army E-01Private   4th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Columbus, Ga. Apr 16, 1865 Capture of flag.
Wallace A. Beckwith Army E-01Private   21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Gallantly responded to a call for volunteers to man a battery, serving with great heroism until the termination of the engagement.
Richard Beddows Army E-01Private   34th New York Battery Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 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.
  William S. Beebe Army O-02First Lieutenant   U.S. Army Ordnance Cane River Crossing, Louisiana Apr 23, 1864 Voluntarily led a successful assault on a fortified position.
John P. Beech Army Sergeant   4th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Voluntarily assisted in working the guns of a battery, all the members of which had been killed or wounded.
Terrence Begley* Army Sergeant   7th Regiment New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 3, 1864 Shot a Confederate color bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety.
Thomas Belcher Army E-01Private   9th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 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.
  George H. Bell Navy Captain of the Afterguard   USS Santee Aboard USS Santee, cutting out expedition in Galveston Bay November 7, 1861 Although severely wounded in the encounter, he displayed extraordinary courage under the most painful and trying circumstances.
James B. Bell Army Sergeant   11th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 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.
  George Grenville Benedict Army O-01Second Lieutenant   12th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines.
John F. Benjamin Army E-04Corporal   2nd Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of battle flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Samuel N. Benjamin Army O-02First Lieutenant   2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery E
Chief of Artillery, IX Corps
From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, Virginia Jul 1861 – May 1864 Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.
Orren Bennett Army E-01Private   141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
Orson W. Bennett Army O-02First Lieutenant   102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops Battle of Honey Hill Nov 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.
  William Bensinger Army E-01Private   21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. Apr 1862 Second person to receive Medal of Honor
  William H. H. Benyaurd Army O-02First Lieutenant   United States Army Corps of Engineers Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 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.
Asa Betham Navy Coxswain   USS Pontoosuc Aboard USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher December 24, 1864 – 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.
Charles M. Betts Army Lieutenant Colonel   15th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Greensboro, North Carolina Apr 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.
  Hillary Beyer Army O-01Second Lieutenant   90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Antietam, Md. Sep 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.
Charles J. Bibber Navy Gunner's Mate   USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher 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.
Henry H. Bickford Army E-04Corporal   90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Recapture of flag.
John F. Bickford Navy Captain of the Top   USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France June 19, 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
  Matthew Bickford Army E-04Corporal   8th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Charles Bieger Army E-01Private   4th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Cavalry Ivy Farm, Miss. Feb 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.
  Richard Binder Marine Corps Sergeant   USS Ticonderoga Aboard USS Ticonderoga, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Jan 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.
  Henry H. Bingham Army Captain   140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 Rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under fierce assaults by the enemy.
Horatio L. Birdsall Army Sergeant   3rd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Columbus, Ga. Apr 16, 1865 Capture of flag and bearer.
Francis A. Bishop Army E-01Private   57th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag
  John C. Black Army Lieutenant Colonel   11th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark. Dec 7, 1862 Brother of William P. Black, one of 5 pairs of brothers to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
  William P. Black Army Captain   11th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. Mar 7, 1862 Brother of John C. Black, one of 5 pairs of brothers to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
  Wilmon W. Blackmar Army Lieutenant   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 At a critical stage of the battle, without orders, led a successful advance upon the enemy.
  William R. D. Blackwood Army Surgeon   48th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 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.
William Blagheen Navy Ship's Cook   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Robert M. Blair Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Pontoosuc Aboard USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher December 24, 1864 – 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.
  Robert Blake Navy Contraband   USS Marblehead Aboard USS Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River Dec 25, 1863 Escaped slave. First African-American Medal of Honor recipient.
Thomas A. Blasdel Army E-01Private   83rd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Milton Blickensderfer Army E-04Corporal   126th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Petersburg, Virginia Apr 3, 1865 Capture of flag
George N. Bliss Army Captain   1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Sep 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.
  Zenas R. Bliss Army Colonel   7th Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 This officer, to encourage his regiment; 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
Welis H. Blodgett Army O-02First Lieutenant   37th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry First Battle of Newtonia, Mo. Sep 30, 1862 With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in prisoners.
Charles Blucher Army E-04Corporal   188th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Fort Harrison, Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Planted first national colors on the fortifications.
  John W. Blunt Army O-02First Lieutenant   6th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Voluntarily led a charge across a narrow bridge over the creek against the lines of the enemy.
Peter M. Boehm Army O-01Second Lieutenant   15th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia Mar 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.
Frank Bois Navy Quartermaster   USS Cincinnati Aboard USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 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.
William S. Bond Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France 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.
Henry G. Bonebrake Army Lieutenant   17th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 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.
Sylvester Bonnaffon, Jr. Army O-02First Lieutenant   99th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 Checked the rout and rallied the troops of his command in the face of a terrible fire of musketry; was severely wounded.
Robert Boody Army Sergeant   40th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia and Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 5, 1862 and 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.
Hugh P. Boon Army Captain   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag
  Nicholas Bouquet Army E-01Private   1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Aug 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.
  Orlando Boss Army E-04Corporal   25th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 3, 1864 Rescued his lieutenant, who was lying between the lines mortally wounded; this under a heavy fire of the enemy.
  John G. Bourke Army E-01Private   15th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Stones River, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862 – Jan 1, 1863 Gallantry in action.
Thomas Bourne Navy Seaman and Gun Captain   USS Varuna Aboard USS Varuna, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 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.
Richard Boury Army Sergeant   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Charlottesville, Virginia Mar 5, 1865 Capture of flag
John W. Boutwell Army E-01Private   18th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
Chester B. Bowen Army E-04Corporal   1st Regiment New York Dragoons Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Capture of flag.
Emmer Bowen Army E-01Private   127th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party"
Edward R. Bowman Navy Quartermaster   USS Ticonderoga Aboard USS Ticonderoga, Second Battle of Fort Fisher January 13, 1865 – January 15, 1865 On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher 13 to 15 January 1865.
Thomas J. Box Army Captain   27th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Resaca, Ga. May 14, 1864 Capture of flag of the 38th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Henry V. Boynton Army Lieutenant Colonel   35th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 25, 1863 Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy; was severely wounded.
Amos Bradley Navy Landsman   USS Varuna Aboard USS Varuna, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip 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.
Charles Bradley Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Louisville Aboard USS Louisville, Battle of Fort Hindman January 10, 1863 – 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."
  Thomas W. Bradley Army Sergeant   124th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 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.
James Brady Army E-01Private   10th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Capture of flag
Joseph E. Brandle Army E-01Private   17th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry Lenoire, Tenn. Nov 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.
Felix Brannigan Army E-01Private   74th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 Volunteered on a dangerous service and brought in valuable information.
William Brant Army Lieutenant   1st Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Petersburg, Virginia Apr 3, 1865 Capture of battle flag of 46th North Carolina (C.S.A.).
Edgar A. Bras Army Sergeant   8th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spanish Fort, Ala. Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag.
John Brazell Navy Quartermaster   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
John Breen Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Commodore Perry Aboard USS Commodore Perry 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.
Christopher Brennan Navy Seaman   USS Mississippi Aboard USS Mississippi, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip April 24, 1862 – 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.
  Lewis F. Brest Army E-01Private   57th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
William J. Brewer Army E-01Private   2nd Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Appomattox campaign, Virginia Apr 4, 1865 Capture of engineer flag, Army of Northern Virginia.
Charles Breyer Army Sergeant   90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry First Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia Aug 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.
Elijah A. Briggs Army E-04Corporal   2nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery Petersburg, Virginia Apr 3, 1865 Capture of battle flag.
Andrew Bringle Army E-04Corporal   10th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Charged the enemy and assisted Sgt. Norton in capturing a fieldpiece and 2 prisoners.
Andrew Brinn Navy Seaman   USS Mississippi Aboard USS Mississippi 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
August F. Bronner Army E-01Private   Battery C, 1st Battalion, New York Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of White Oak Swamp, Virginia and Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Jun 30, 1862 and Jul 1, 1862 Continued to fight after being severely wounded.
James H. Bronson Army First Sergeant   5th Regiment United States Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Took command of his company, all the officers having been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
John Brosnan Army Sergeant   164th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Rescued a wounded comrade who lay exposed to the enemy's fire, receiving a severe wound in the effort.
Charles W. Brouse Army Captain   100th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 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.
Charles Brown Army Sergeant   50th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 19, 1864 Capture of flag of 47th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Edward Brown, Jr. Army E-04Corporal   62nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Fredericksburg and Salem Heights, Virginia May 3, 1863 – May 4, 1863 Severely wounded while carrying the colors, he continued at his post, under fire, until ordered to the rear.
Henri Le Fevre Brown Army Sergeant   72nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 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.
James Brown Navy Quartermaster   USS Albatross Aboard USS Albatross, Fort DeRussy 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.
  Jeremiah Z. Brown Army Captain   148th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Petersburg, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 With 100 selected volunteers, assaulted and captured the works of the enemy, together with a number of officers and men.
John Brown Navy Captain of the Forecastle USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
John H. Brown Army First Sergeant   47th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 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.
John Harties Brown Army Captain   12th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Nov 30, 1864 Capture of flag.
Morris Brown, Jr.* Army Captain   126th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag.
Robert Brown Navy Captain of the Top   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
  Robert B. Brown Army E-01Private   15th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 25, 1863 Upon reaching the ridge through concentrated fire, he approached the color bearer of the 9th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), demanded his surrender with threatening gesture and took him prisoner with his regimental flag.
  Uriah Brown Army E-01Private   30th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. 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.
William H. Brown Navy Landsman   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Wilson Brown Navy Landsman   USS Hartford Aboard USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay Aug 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.
  Wilson W. Brown Army E-01Private   21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. Apr 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.
  Francis E. Brownell Army E-01Private   11th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Alexandria, Virginia May 24, 1861 Killed the murderer of Colonel Ellsworth at the Marshall House Alexandria, Virginia First Civil War deed to merit Medal of Honor.
William P. Brownell Navy Coxswain   USS Benton Aboard USS Benton, Battle of Grand Gulf and Siege of Vicksburg May 2, 1863 and 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.
  Louis J. Bruner Army E-01Private   5th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Cavalry Walkers Ford, Tenn. Dec 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.
  George W. Brush Army First Lieutenant   34th Regiment United States Colored Troops Ashepoo River, S.C. 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.
Christopher C. Bruton Army Captain   22nd Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Last name sometimes spelled "Braton"
Henry Brutsche Navy Landsman   USS Tacony Aboard USS Tacony, Plymouth, North Carolina October 31, 1864 Served on board the USS Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864. Carrying out his duties faithfully during the capture of Plymouth, Brutsche distinguished himself by a display of coolness when he participated in landing and spiking a 9-inch gun while under a devastating fire from enemy musketry. (Henry was eighteen years old at the time) Henry is buried in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Pennsylvania.
Andrew S. Bryant Army Sergeant   46th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry New Bern, North Carolina 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.
George A. Buchanan* Army E-01Private   148th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Took position in advance of the skirmish line and drove the enemy's cannoneers from their guns; was mortally wounded.
F. Clarence Buck Army E-04Corporal   21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Although wounded, refused to leave the field until the fight closed.
James Buck Navy Quartermaster   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip April 24, 1862 – 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.
David E. Buckingham Army O-02First Lieutenant   4th Regiment Delaware Volunteer Infantry Rowanty Creek, Virginia Feb 5, 1865 Swam the partly frozen creek, under fire, in the attempt to capture a crossing.
Abram J. Buckles Army Sergeant   19th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 5, 1864 Though suffering from an open wound, carried the regimental colors until again wounded.
Denis Buckley* Army E-01Private   136th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga. Jul 20, 1864 Capture of flag of 31st Mississippi (C.S.A.).
  John C. Buckley Army Sergeant   4th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
John K. Bucklyn Army O-02First Lieutenant   Battery E, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 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.
John E. Buffington Army Sergeant   4th Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Was the first enlisted man of the 3d Division to mount the parapet of the enemy's line.
  Robert Buffum Army E-01Private   21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. Apr 1862 Third person to receive Medal of Honor
Henry G. Buhrman Army E-01Private   54th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  William Bumgarner Army Sergeant   4th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1862 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
James H. Burbank Army Sergeant   4th Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Blackwater, near Franklin, Virginia Oct 3, 1862 Gallantry in action while on detached service on board the gunboat Barney.
Joseph Burger Army E-01Private   2nd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Nolensville, Tenn. Feb 15, 1863 Grandfather of former Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger.
E. Michael Burk Army E-01Private   125th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 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.
Thomas Burk Army Sergeant   97th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness 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.
Daniel W. Burke Army First Sergeant   2nd Regiment U.S. Infantry Battle of Shepherdstown, Virginia Sep 20, 1862 Voluntarily attempted to spike a gun in the face of the enemy.
Thomas Burke Army E-01Private   5th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Hanover Courthouse, Virginia Jun 30, 1863 Capture of battle flag.
James M. Burns Army Sergeant   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Battle of New Market, Virginia 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.
John M. Burns Navy Seaman   USS Lackawanna Aboard USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
William W. Burritt Army E-01Private   113th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Vicksburg, Miss. Apr 27, 1863 Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire.
Albert Burton Navy Seaman   USS Wabash USS Wabash Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 Served on board the U.S.S. Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
  Daniel A. Butterfield Army Brigadier General 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Jun 27, 1862 Took up the colors and rallied the troops while under fire.
Frank G. Butterfield Army O-02First Lieutenant   6th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Salem Heights, Virginia May 4, 1863 Took command of the skirmish line and covered the movement of his regiment out of a precarious position.
George Butts Navy Gunner's Mate   USS Signal Aboard USS Signal, Red River Campaign 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.
James Byrnes Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Louisville Aboard USS Louisville, Battle of Fort Hindman January 10, 1863 – 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."

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
Abel G. Cadwallader Army E-04Corporal   1st Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 Gallantly planted the colors on the enemy's works in advance of the arrival of his regiment.
Luman L. Cadwell Army E-05Sergeant   2nd Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Cavalry Alabama Bayou, Louisiana Sep 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.
Daniel Caldwell Army E-05Sergeant   13th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 In a mounted charge, dashed into center of the enemy's line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry.
Ivers S. Calkin Army E-08First Sergeant   2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of 18th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
John H. Callahan Army E-01Private   122nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Carlton N. Camp Army E-01Private   18th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
James A. Campbell Army E-01Private   2nd Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Woodstock, Virginia and Amelia Courthouse, Virginia Jan 22, 1865 and Apr 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.
  William Campbell Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Ticonderoga Aboard USS Ticonderoga, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 1864 – Jan 1865 On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13 to 15 January 1865.
William Campbell Army E-01Private   30th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  Charles E. Capehart Army Major   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Monterey Mountain, Pa. Jul 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.
  Henry Capehart Army Colonel   1st Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Greenbrier River, W. Va. May 22, 1864 Saved, under fire, the life of a drowning soldier.
Horace Capron, Jr.* Army Sergeant   14th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Chickahominy and Ashland, Virginia Jun 1862 Gallantry in action.
Hugh Carey Army Sergeant   82nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 Captured the flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), being twice wounded in the effort.
James L. Carey Army Sergeant   10th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Apr 9, 1865 Daring bravery and urging the men forward in a charge.
Casper R. Carlisle Army E-01Private   Independent Battery F, Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 Saved a gun of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded.
Warren Carman Army E-01Private   1st Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Capture of flag and several prisoners.
Isaac H. Carmin Army E-04Corporal   48th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Saved his regimental flag; also seized and threw a shell, with burning fuse, from among his comrades.
  William H. Carney Army Sergeant   54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C. Jul 18, 1863 For carrying the regimental colors, portrayed in the film Glory.
  Eugene A. Carr Army Colonel   3rd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. Mar 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.
Franklin Carr Army E-04Corporal   124th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Recapture of U.S. guidon from a rebel battery.
William M. Carr Navy Master-at-Arms   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
  William J. Carson Army E-01Musician   15th Regiment, U.S. Infantry Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. Sep 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 15th U.S. Infantry who formed by him, and held the enemy. Within a few minutes he repeated his action amid the wavering 2nd Ohio Regiment Volunteer Infantry. This bugling deceived the enemy who believed reinforcements had arrived. Thus, they delayed their attack.
Jacob Cart Army E-01Private   7th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Capture of flag of 19th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.), wresting it from the hands of the color bearer.
John J. Carter Army O-01Second Lieutenant   33rd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Antietam, Md. Sep 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.
Joseph F. Carter Army Captain   3rd Regiment Maryland Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia Mar 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.
Orlando E. Caruana Army E-01Private   51st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of New Bern, North Carolina and Battle of South Mountain, Md. Mar 14, 1862 and Sep 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.
David P. Casey Army E-01Private   25th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 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.
Henry Casey Army E-01Private   20th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Vicksburg, Miss. Apr 22, 1863 Voluntarily served as one of the crew of a transport that passed the forts under a heavy fire.
Michael Cassidy Navy Landsman   USS Lackawanna Aboard USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
  Isaac S. Catlin Army Colonel   109th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 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.
Ovila Cayer Army Sergeant   14th Regiment U.S. Infantry Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 19, 1864 Commanded the regiment, all the officers being disabled.
  Joshua L. Chamberlain Army Colonel   20th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 For action at Little Round Top, portrayed in the film Gettysburg.
  Orville T. Chamberlain Army O-01Second Lieutenant   74th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. Sep 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.
Joseph B. Chambers Army E-01Private   100th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Petersburg, Virginia Mar 25, 1865 Capture of colors of 1st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Henry F. Chandler Army Sergeant   59th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 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.
James B. Chandler Navy Coxswain   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Stephen E. Chandler Army Quartermaster Sergeant   24th New York Volunteer Cavalry Amelia Springs, Virginia Apr 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.
  Alaric B. Chapin Army E-01Private   142nd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Voluntarily advanced with the head of the column and cut down the palisading.
John Chapman Army E-01Private   1st Regiment Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Captured the enemies flag at a battle in Sailors Creek Va
Louis G. Chaput Navy Landsman   USS Lackawanna Aboard USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 For actions aboard the U.S.S. Lackawana during the American Civil War
  John F. Chase Army E-01Private   5th Battery, Maine Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 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.
Benjamin H. Child Army E-04Corporal   Battery A, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Antietam, Md. Sep 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.
William W. Chisman Army E-01Private   83rd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
James I. Christiancy Army O-02First Lieutenant   9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry - Company D Hawes Shops, Virginia May 28, 1864 While acting as aide, voluntarily led a part of the line into the fight, and was twice wounded.
Samuel J. Churchill Army E-04Corporal   Battery G, 2nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 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.
Clinton A. Cilley Army Captain   2nd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chickamauga, Ga. Sep 20, 1863 Seized the colors of a retreating regiment and led it into the thick of the attack.
James T. Clancy Army Sergeant   1st Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Vaughan Road, Virginia Oct 1, 1864 Shot the Confederate Gen. Dunovant dead during a charge, thus confusing the enemy and greatly aiding in his repulse.
Albert A. Clapp Army First Sergeant   2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of battle flag of the 8th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Charles A. Clark Army Lieutenant and Adjutant   6th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Brooks Ford, Virginia 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.
  Harrison Clark Army E-04Corporal   125th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 Seized the colors and advanced with them after the color bearer had been shot
James G. Clark Army E-01Private   88th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 18, 1864 Distinguished bravery in action; was severely wounded
John W. Clark Army O-02First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster   6th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry near Warrenton, Virginia Jul 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
William A. Clark Army E-04Corporal   2nd Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Nolensville, Tenn. Feb 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
Dayton P. Clarke Army Captain   2nd Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand-to-hand fight while commanding the regiment
Charles H. Clausen Army O-02First Lieutenant   61st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Although severely wounded, he led the regiment against the enemy, under a terrific fire, and saved a battery from capture
  Cecil Clay Army Captain   58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Fort Harrison, Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 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
Charles F. Cleveland Army E-01Private   26th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Antietam, Md. Sep 17, 1862 Voluntarily took and carried the colors into action after the color bearer had been shot.
Robert T. Clifford Navy Master-at-Arms   USS Shokokon Aboard USS Shokokon August 22, 1863 Served on board the U.S.S. Shokokon at New Topsail Inlet off Wilmington, North Carolina, 22 August 1863.
John E. Clopp Army E-01Private   71st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), wresting it from the color bearer
George W. Clute Army E-04Corporal   14th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina Mar 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.
  Jefferson Coates Army Sergeant   7th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 1, 1863 Unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.
David L. Cockley Army O-02First Lieutenant   10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia Dec 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.
  James Coey Army Major   147th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 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.
Robert J. Coffey Army Sergeant   4th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry Battle of Salem Church, Virginia May 4, 1863 Single-handedly captured 2 officers and 5 privates of the 8th Louisiana Regiment (C.S.A.).
Abraham Cohn Army Sergeant Major   6th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia and Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia May 6, 1864 and Jul 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.
Patrick Colbert Navy Coxswain   USS Commodore Hull Aboard USS Commodore Hull October 31, 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Commodore Hull at the capture of Plymouth, 31 October 1864
Carlos W. Colby Army First Sergeant   Company G, 97th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Gabriel Cole Army E-04Corporal   5th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Capture of flag, during which he was wounded in the leg
Harrison Collins Army E-04Corporal   1st Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry Richland Creek, Tenn. Dec 24, 1864 Capture of flag of Chalmer's Division (C.S.A.).
Thomas D. Collins Army Sergeant   143rd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864 Captured a regimental flag of the enemy.
  Charles H. T. Collis Army Colonel  114th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Gallantly led his regiment in battle at a critical moment.
Oliver Colwell Army O-02First Lieutenant   95th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Capture of enemy flag.
  Hartwell B. Compson Army Major   8th Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Capture of flag belonging to Gen. Early's headquarters.
  John W. Conaway Army E-01Private   83rd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Martin Conboy Army Sergeant   37th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia 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.
Dennis Conlan Navy Seaman   USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher 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.
Trustrim Connell Army E-04Corporal   138th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Sailors Creek, Virginia April 6, 1865 Capture of enemy flag.
  Richard Conner Army E-01Private   6th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Bull Run, Virginia Aug 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.
Thomas Connor Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher January 15, 1865 On board the U.S.S. Minnesota, in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
William C. Connor Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Howquah Aboard USS Howquah 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.
James Connors Army E-01Private   43rd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry Fishers Hill, Virginia Sep 22, 1864 Capture of enemy flag.
  John Cook Army Bugler   Battery B, 4th Regiment U.S. Artillery Antietam Md. Sep 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.
John H. Cook Army Sergeant  119th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Pleasant Hill, Louisiana Apr 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.
Walter H. Cooke Army Captain   4th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Bull Run, Virginia 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.
John L. M. Cooper Navy Coxswain   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay Aug 5, 1864 1st award: Heroic conduct
John L. M. Cooper Navy Quartermaster   USS Brooklyn (1858) Mobile, Alabama Apr 26, 1865 2nd award: Rescued a wounded comrade from a fire
Charles D. Copp Army O-01Second Lieutenant   9th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and, waving them, rallied the regiment under a heavy fire.
John Corcoran Army E-01Private   Battery G, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 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.
  Thomas E. Corcoran Navy Landsman   USS Cincinnati Aboard USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 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
George W. Corliss Army Captain   5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Cedar Mountain, Virginia Aug 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.
  Stephen P. Corliss Army O-02First Lieutenant   4th Regiment, New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery South Side Railroad, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Raised the fallen colors and, rushing forward in advance of the troops, placed them on the enemy's works.
Joseph K. Corson Army Assistant Surgeon   6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment near Bristoe Station, Virginia Oct 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.
  Richard H. Cosgriff Army E-01Private   4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Columbus, Ga. Apr 16, 1865 Capture of flag in a personal encounter with its bearer.
Thomas Cosgrove Army E-01Private   40th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Drurys Bluff, Virginia 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.
Peter Cotton Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Baron DeKalb Aboard USS Baron DeKalb, Yazoo Pass Expedition December 23, 1862 – December 27, 1862 Cotton served on board the U.S.S. Baron De Kalb in the Yazoo River expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862
  John Coughlin Army Lieutenant Colonel   10th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Swifts Creek, Virginia 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.
Robert M. Cox Army E-04Corporal   55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Bravely defended the colors planted on the outward parapet of Fort Hill.
John N. Coyne Army Sergeant   70th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia May 5, 1862 Capture of a flag after a severe hand-to-hand contest; was mentioned in orders for his gallantry.
  William W. Cranston Army E-01Private   66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 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.
Alexander Crawford Navy Fireman   USS Wyalusing Aboard USS Wyalusing in the Roanoke River May 25, 1864 Volunteered for a mission to destroy the CSS Albemarle, evaded capture after mission failed.
John Creed Army E-01Private   23rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Fishers Hill, Virginia Sep 22, 1864 Capture of the enemy flag.
Thomas Cripps Navy Quartermaster   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Henry H. Crocker Army Captain   2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Voluntarily led a charge, which resulted in the capture of 14 prisoners and in which he himself was wounded.
Ulric L. Crocker Army E-01Private   6th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Capture of flag of 18th Georgia (C.S.A.).
James E. Croft Army E-01Private   12th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Volunteer Light Artillery Allatoona, Ga. Oct 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.
  Cornelius Cronin Navy Chief Quartermaster   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 On board the U.S.S. Richmond in action at Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864
William H. H. Crosier Army Sergeant   149th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga. Jul 20, 1864 Severely wounded and ambushed by the enemy, he stripped the colors from the staff and brought them back into the line.
James E. Cross Army E-04Corporal   12th New York Infantry Blackburns Ford, Virginia Jul 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.
Michael Crowley Army E-01Private   2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia Mar 2, 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
Thomas Cullen Army E-04Corporal   82nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Bristoe Station, Virginia Oct 14, 1863 Capture of flag of 22d or 28th North Carolina (C.S.A.).
  Amos J. Cummings Army E-09Sergeant Major   26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Regiment Salem Heights, Virginia 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.
James M. Cumpston Army E-01Private   91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 Aug 1864 – Nov 1864 Capture of the enemy flag
  Francis M. Cunningham Army First Sergeant   1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of battle flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand battle while wounded.
  James S. Cunningham Army E-01Private   8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  Richard J. Curran Army Assistant Surgeon   33rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Antietam, Md. Sep 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.
  John C. Curtis Army Sergeant Major   9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Aug 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.
Josiah M. Curtis Army O-01Second Lieutenant   12th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 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.
  Newton M. Curtis Army Brigadier General 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, X Corps Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded.
  Alonzo H. Cushing* Army First Lieutenant   4th U.S. Light Artillery, Battery A Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Refusing to evacuate to the rear despite his severe wounds, he directed the operation of his lone field piece continuing to fire in the face of the enemy.
  Thomas W. Custer Army O-01Second Lieutenant   6th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Namozine Church, Virginia Apr 3, 1865 1st award: Captured an enemy flag
  Thomas W. Custer Army O-01Second Lieutenant   6th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 2nd award: Captured two enemy flags
  Byron M. Cutcheon Army Major   27th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Horseshoe Bend, Ky. May 10, 1863 Distinguished gallantry in leading his regiment in a charge on a house occupied by the enemy.
  James M. Cutts Army Captain   1st Battalion, 11th U.S. Infantry Regiment Battle of the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Petersburg, Virginia 1864 Gallantry in actions.

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  John S. Darrough Army E-05Sergeant   113th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Eastport, Miss. Oct 10, 1864 Saved the life of a Captain
John A. Davidsizer Army E-05Sergeant   1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag
Andrew Davidson Army Assistant Surgeon   47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Vicksburg, Miss. May 3, 1863 Voluntarily attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
Andrew Davidson Army O-02First Lieutenant   30th United States Colored Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 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.
Charles C. Davis Army O-04Major   7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Shelbyville, Tenn. Jun 27, 1863 Led one of the most desperate and successful charges of the war.
Freeman Davis Army E-05Sergeant   80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 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.
  George E. Davis Army O-02First Lieutenant   10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md. Jul 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.
Harry Davis Army E-01Private   46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Ezra Church, Atlanta, Ga. Jul 28, 1864 Served in 46th O.V.I. Capture of flag of 30th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
John Davis Navy Quarter Gunner   USS Valley City Aboard USS Valley City 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
John Davis Army E-01Private   17th Indiana Volunteer Mounted Infantry Culloden, Ga. Apr 1865 Capture of flag of Worrill Grays (C.S.A.).
Joseph Davis Army E-04Corporal   104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Nov 30, 1864 Capture of flag.
Martin K. Davis Army E-05Sergeant   116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Samuel W. Davis Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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
Thomas Davis Army E-01Private   2nd New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
Charles Day Army E-01Private   210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 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.
  David F. Day Army E-01Private   57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Charles Deakin Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
  John M. Deane Army O-04Major   29th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Stedman, Virginia Mar 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.
Joseph H. De Castro Army E-04Corporal   19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 19th Virginia Infantry regiment (C.S.A.).
  Patrick De Lacey Army E-08First Sergeant   143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 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.
Frederick N. Deland Army E-01Private   40th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana 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.
John C. Delaney Army E-05Sergeant   107th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 Sprang between the lines and brought out a wounded comrade about to be burned in the brush.
Hiram H. De Lavie Army E-05Sergeant   11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of flag.
John Dempster Navy Coxswain   USS New Ironsides Aboard USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 1864 – Jan 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
J. Henry Denig Marine Corps E-05Sergeant   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Lorenzo Denning Navy Landsman U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 Aboard U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 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.
Richard Dennis Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Brooklyn Aboard USS Brooklyn, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
William Densmore Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Charles H. De Puy Army E-08First Sergeant   1st Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters Regiment - Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Being an old artillerist, aided General Bartlett in working the guns of the dismantled fort.
Richard W. DeWitt Army E-04Corporal   47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of a "volunteer storming party."
  Luigi P. di Cesnola Army O-06Colonel   4th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Aldie, Virginia Jun 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.
  William D. Dickey Army O-03Captain   15th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 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.
David Dickie Army E-05Sergeant   Company A – 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  Bartholomew Diggins Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Hartford Aboard USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
  Hubert Dilger Army O-03Captain   Battery I, 1st Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia 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.
  Michael A. Dillon Army E-01Private   2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia and Battle of Oak Grove, Virginia May 5, 1862 and Jun 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.
John Ditzenback Navy Quartermaster   USS Neosho Aboard USS Neosho 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
Warren C. Dockum Army E-01Private   121st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of Savannah Guards (C.S.A.), after 2 other men had been killed in the effort.
Robert F. Dodd Army E-01Private   27th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 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.
Edward E. Dodds Army E-05Sergeant   21st New York Volunteer Cavalry Ashby Gap, Virginia Jul 19, 1864 At great personal risk rescued his wounded captain and carried him from the field to a place of safety.
Charles W. Dolloff Army E-04Corporal   1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of flag.
John P. Donaldson Army E-05Sergeant   4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag of 4th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
John Donnelly Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Metacomet Aboard USS Metacomet, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Timothy Donoghue Army E-01Private   69th New York Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Voluntarily carried a wounded officer off the field from between the lines; while doing this he was himself wounded.
Patrick H. Doody Army E-04Corporal   164th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 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.
William Doolen Navy Coal Heaver   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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
George H. Doré Army E-05Sergeant   126th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 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.
August Dorley Army E-01Private   1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment Mount Pleasant, Ala. Apr 11, 1865 Capture of flag. ←See discussion page regarding spelling of name -->
John Henry Dorman Navy Seaman   USS Carondelet Aboard USS Carondelet, Battle of Fort Henry and Siege of Vicksburg February 6, 1862 and 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.
  Daniel A. Dorsey Army E-04Corporal   33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Great Locomotive Chase, Ga. Apr 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.
Decatur Dorsey Army E-05Sergeant   39th United States Colored Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 For carrying the regimental colors while under fire.
  Allan H. Dougall Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant   88th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina Mar 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.
Michael Dougherty Army E-01Private   13th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Jefferson, Virginia Oct 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.
Patrick Dougherty Navy Landsman   USS Lackawanna Aboard USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
George P. Dow Army E-05Sergeant   7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry near Richmond, Virginia Oct 1864 Gallantry while in command of his company during a reconnaissance toward Richmond
Henry Dow Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Cincinnati Aboard USS Cincinnati, Operations against Vicksburg 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.
William Downey Army E-01Private   4th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Ashepoo River, S.C. 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.
Henry W. Downs Army E-05Sergeant   8th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 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.
  James M. Drake Army O-01Second Lieutenant   9th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia May 6, 1864 Commanded the skirmish line in the advance and held his position all day and during the night.
James Drury Army E-05Sergeant   4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, Virginia Jun 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.
John Duffey Army E-01Private   Company B, 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Ashepoo River, S.C. 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.
Adam Duncan Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
James K. L. Duncan Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Fort Hindman Aboard USS Fort Hindman March 2, 1864 Served on board the U.S.S. Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, Louisiana, 2 March 1864
  James Dunlavy Army E-01Private   3rd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Osage, Kans. Oct 25, 1864 Gallantry in capturing Gen. Marmaduke
William Dunn Navy Quartermaster   USS Monadnock Aboard USS Monadnock, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 1864 – Jan 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.
James Dunne Army E-04Corporal   Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
  Richard D. Dunphy Navy Coal Heaver   USS Hartford Aboard USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
  Henry A. du Pont Army O-03Captain   5th Regiment, U.S. Artillery Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 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.
James R. Durham Army O-01Second Lieutenant   12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia Jun 14, 1863 Led his command over the stone wall, where he was wounded.
John Durham Army E-05Sergeant   1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Years) Battle of Perryville, Ky. Oct 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.

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
John N. Eckes Army E-01Private   Company E, 47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Samuel E. Eddy Army E-01Private   Company D, 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 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.
  Nathan H. Edgerton Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant   6th Regiment United States Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. First Lieutenant Edgerton took up the flag after three Color Bearers had been shot down and bore it forward, though himself wounded.
David Edwards Army E-01Private   Company H, 146th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company H, 146th New York Infantry, in action at Five Forks, Virginia, for capture of flag
John Edwards Navy Captain of the Top  USS Lackawanna Aboard USS Lackawanna, Battle of Mobile Bay 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.
Alexander Calvin Elliott Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on April 5, 1865, in action at Paines Crossroads, Virginia, for capture of flag
Russell C. Elliott Army E-05Sergeant   Company B, 3rd Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Natchitoches, Louisiana Apr 19, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 19 April 1864, in action at Natchitoches, Louisiana. Seeing a Confederate officer in advance of his command, Sergeant Elliott charged on him alone and unaided and captured him.
Horace Ellis Army E-01Private   Company A, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 21 August 1864, in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, for capture of flag of 16th Mississippi (Confederate States of America).
William Ellis Army E-08First Sergeant   Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Dardanelle, Arkansas January 14, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 14 January 1865, in action at Dardanelle, Arkansas. First Sergeant Ellis remained at his post after receiving three wounds, and only retired, by his commanding officer's orders, after being wounded the fourth time.
  Thomas Foulds Ellsworth Army O-03Captain   Company B, 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Honey Hill Nov 30, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 30 November 1864, in action at Honey Hill, South Carolina. Under a heavy fire Captain Ellsworth carried his wounded commanding officer from the field.
James M. Elson Army E-05Sergeant   Company C, 9th Iowa Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 22 May 1863, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sergeant Elson carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works. Name misspelled on award. Real last name Elson.
  Andrew H. Embler Army O-03Captain   Company D, 59th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 27 October 1864, in action at Boydton Plank Road, Virginia. Captain Embler charged at the head of two 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.
Richard Enderlin Army Musician   Company B, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 1, 1863 – Jul 3, 1863 For extraordinary heroism from 1 to 3 July 1863, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Musician Enderlin 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.
James Edgar Engle Army E-05Sergeant   97th Pennsylvania Infantry Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Virginia May 18, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 18 May 1864, in action at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Sergeant Engle 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.
Edmund English Army E-08First Sergeant   Company C, 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 6 May 1864, in action during the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia. During a rout and while under orders to retreat First Sergeant English seized the colors, rallied the men, and drove the enemy back.
Thomas English Navy Signal Quartermaster  USS New Ironsides Aboard USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 1864 – Jan 1865 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. New Iron sides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14, and 15 January 1865. The ship steamed in and took the lead in the ironclad division close inshore and immediately opened its starboard battery in a barrage of well-directed fire to cause several fires and explosions and dismount several guns during the first two days of fighting. Taken under fire as she steamed into position on 13 January, the New Ironsides fought all day and took on ammunition at night despite severe weather conditions. When the enemy came out of his bombproofs to defend the fort against the storming party, the ship's battery disabled nearly every gun on the fort facing the shore before the cease-fire orders were given by the flagship.
Charles D. Ennis Army E-01Private   Battery G, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Private Ennis 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..
John P. Erickson Navy Captain of the Forecastle  USS Pontoosuc Aboard USS Pontoosuc, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher Dec 24, 1864 – Feb 22, 1865 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, North Carolina, 24 December 1864, to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Captain of the Forecastle 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.
Lewellyn G. Estes Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General   1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Flint River, Ga. Aug 30, 1864 Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge.
Coron D. Evans Army E-01Private   Company A, 3rd Indiana Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of 26th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Ira H. Evans Army O-03Captain   116th Regiment Infantry U.S. Colored Troops Hatchers Run, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Voluntarily passed between the lines, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and obtained important information.
James R. Evans Army E-01Private   62nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia 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.
Thomas Evans Army E-01Private   54th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Piedmont, Virginia Jun 5, 1864 Capture of flag of 45th Virginia (C.S.A.).
Adelbert Everson Army E-01Private   185th New York Infantry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of the enemy flag.
John C. Ewing Army E-01Private   211th Pennsylvania Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Captured the enemy flag.

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

Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
John A. Falconer Army E-04Corporal   Company A, 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Fort Sanders, Siege of Knoxville, Tenn. Nov 20, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 20 November 1863, in action at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee. Corporal Falconer 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.
Charles S. Fall Army E-05Sergeant   Company E, 26th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia. Sergeant Fall 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.
Thomas T. Fallon Army E-01Private   37th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia, Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, and Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. May 1862 and Jun 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 5 May 1862, in action at Williamsburg, Virginia. Private Fallon assisted in driving rebel skirmishers to their main line. He participated in action at Fair Oaks, Virginia, May 30 - 31, 1862, though excused from duty because of disability. In a charge with his company at Big Shanty, Georgia, June 14 - 15, 1864, he was the first man on the enemy's works.
Benjamin Falls* Army E-08Color Sergeant   Company A, 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 3 July 1863, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for capture of flag.
Nicholas Fanning Army E-01Private   Company B, 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Selma, Ala. Apr 2, 1865 for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, in action at Selma, Alabama, for capture of silk Confederate States flag and two staff officers.
William Farley Navy Boatswain's Mate  USS Marblehead Aboard USS Marblehead Battle of Legareville December 25, 1863 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the USS Marblehead off Legareville, Stono River, South Carolina, 25 December 1863, during an engagement with the enemy on John's Island. Behaving in a gallant manner, Boatswain's Mate 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 one gun behind.
Herbert E. Farnsworth Army E-09Sergeant Major   10th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Jun 11, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 11 June 1864, in action at Trevilian Station, Virginia. Sergeant Major Farnsworth 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.
John M. Farquhar Army E-09Sergeant Major   89th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Stones River, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862 For extraordinary heroism on 31 December 1862, in action at Stone River, Tennessee. When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, Sergeant Major Farquhar rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.
Edward Farrell Navy Quartermaster  USS Owasco Aboard USS Owasco, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip April 24, 1862 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the USS Owasco during the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Louisiana, 24 April 1862. Stationed at the masthead during these operations, Quartermaster Farrell observed and reported the effect of the fire of our guns in such a manner as to make his intelligence, coolness and capacity conspicuous.
Charles H. Fasnacht Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 99th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of flag of 2d Louisiana Tigers (Confederate States of America) in a hand-to-hand contest.
John B. Fassett Army O-03Captain   Company F, 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. While acting as an aide, Captain Fassett voluntarily led a regiment to the relief of a battery and recaptured its guns from the enemy.
Albert E. Fernald Army O-02First Lieutenant   Company F, 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, in action at Five Forks, Virginia. During a rush at the enemy, Lieutenant Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).
John H. Ferrell Navy Civilian pilot  USS Neosho Aboard USS Neosho December 6, 1864 For extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S. Monitor NEOSHO during the engagement with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tennessee, 6 December 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously during the engagement, Civilian Pilot John Ferrell gallantly left the pilothouse after the flag and signal staffs of that vessel had been shot away and, taking the flag which was drooping over the wheelhouse, make it fast to the stump of the highest mast remaining although the ship was still under a heavy fire from the enemy.
Daniel T. Ferrier Army E-05Sergeant   Company K, 2nd Indiana Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Varnells Station, Ga. May 9, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 9 May 1864, in action at Varnells Station, Georgia. While his regiment was retreating, Sergeant Ferrier 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. Sergeant Ferrier himself was captured and confined in Confederate prisons, from which he escaped and, after great hardship, rejoined the Union lines.
Eugene W. Ferris Army O-03Captain and Adjutant   Company D, 30th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Berryville, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, in action at Berryville, Virginia. Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, First Lieutenant Ferris gallantly resisted an attack of five of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded three more, and, though wounded himself, escaped.
Frank E. Fesq Army E-01Private   40th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company A, 40th New Jersey Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag of 18th North Carolina (Confederate States of America) within the enemy's works.
  Henry S. Finkenbiner Army E-01Private   Company D, 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Dingle's Mill, South Carolina April 9, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 9 April 1865, in action at Dingle's Mill, South Carolina. While on the advance skirmish line and within direct and close fire of the enemy's artillery, Private Finkenbiner crossed the mill race on a burning bridge and ascertained the enemy's position.
John H. Fisher Army O-02First Lieutenant   55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Miss. May 22, 1863 For gallantry in the charge of the volunteer storming party on 22 May 1863, in action at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Joseph Fisher Army E-04Corporal   Company C, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 For extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Corporal Fisher 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.
Thomas Fitzpatrick Navy Coxswain  USS Hartford Aboard USS Hartford, Battle of Mobile Bay August 5, 1864 for extraordinary heroism in action, serving 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, Alabama, 5 August 1864. Although struck several times in the face by splinters, and with his gun disabled when a shell burst between the two forward 9-inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Coxswain Fitzpatrick, within a few minutes, had the gun in working order again with new track, breeching and side tackle, had sent the wounded below, cleared the area of other casualties, and was fighting his gun as before. He served as an inspiration to the members of his crew and contributed to the success of the action in which the Tennessee was captured.
Augustin D. Flanagan Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 55th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. For gallantry in the charge on the enemy's works; rushing forward with the colors and calling upon the men to follow him; Sergeant Flanagan was severely wounded.
James Flannigan Army E-01Private   Company H, 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Nolensville, Tenn. Feb 15, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 15 February 1863, in action at Nolensville, Tennessee. Private Flannigan 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.
Christian A. Fleetwood Army E-09Sergeant Major   4th Regiment United States Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 For extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. Sergeant Major Fleetwood seized the colors, after two Color Bearers had been shot down, and bore them nobly through the fight.
Thomas S. Flood Navy Pilot  USS Pensacola Aboard USS Pensacola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip April 24, 1862 and April 25, 1862 For extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Pensacola in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Louisiana, and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. Swept from the bridge by a shell which wounded the Signal Quartermaster, Navy Boy Thomas Flood returned to the bridge after assisting the wounded man below and taking over his duties, performed them with coolness, exactitude and the fidelity of a veteran Seaman. His intelligence and character cannot be spoken of too warmly.
Christopher Flynn Army E-04Corporal   14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 For extraordinary heroism on 3 July 1863, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for capture of flag of 52d North Carolina Infantry (Confederate States of America).
James E. Flynn Army