List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: Q–S

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

Many of the awards during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War, regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit, and guided the unit's movements. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit, and could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

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

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
  Matthew S. Quay Army Colonel   134th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Although out of service, he voluntarily resumed duty on the eve of battle and took a conspicuous part in the charge on the heights.
  James Quinlan Army Major   88th New York Infantry Battle of Savage's Station, Virginia Jun 29, 1862 Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
Peter Rafferty Army E-01Private   Company B, 69th New York Infantry Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Jul 1, 1862 Having been wounded and directed to the rear, declined to go, but continued in action, receiving several additional wounds, which resulted in his capture by the enemy and his total disability for military service.
Alfred Ramsbottom Army First Sergeant   Company K, 97th Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Nov 30, 1864 Captured the flag of the 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), in a hand-to-hand fight with the color bearer.
Charles F. Rand Army E-01Private   Company K, 12th New York Infantry Battle of Blackburn's Ford, Virginia Jul 18, 1861 Remained in action when a part of his regiment broke in disorder, joined another company, and fought with it through the remainder of the engagement.
John Rannahan Marine Corps E-04 Corporal   USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
George E. Ranney Army Assistant Surgeon   2nd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864 At great personal risk, went to the aid of a wounded soldier, Pvt. Charles W. Baker, lying under heavy fire between the lines, and with the aid of an orderly carried him to a place of safety.
Myron H. Ranney Army E-01Private   Company G, 13th New York Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Aug 30, 1862 Picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the color bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.
Edward Ratcliff Army First Sergeant   Company C, 38th U.S. Colored Troops Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.
Jacob F. Raub Army Assistant Surgeon   210th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 5, 1865 Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack.
William H. Raymond Army E-04 Corporal   Company A, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.
Charles Read Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Magnolia USS Magnolia Landing Party, Battle of Natural Bridge March 6, 1865 As seaman on board USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
Charles A. Read Navy Coxswain   USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France June 19, 1864 Served as coxswain on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
George E. Read Navy Seaman   USS Kearsarge Aboard USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France June 19, 1864 Served as seaman on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Morton A. Read Army Lieutenant   Company D, 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of 1st Texas Infantry (C.S.A.).
George F. Rebmann Army E-05 Sergeant   Company B, 119th Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
  William H. Reddick Army E-04 Corporal   Company B, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 Sixth person to receive Medal of Honor
Axel H. Reed Army E-05 Sergeant   Company K, 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia and Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Sep 19, 1863 and Nov 25, 1863 While in arrest at Chickamauga, Georgia, left his place in the rear and voluntarily went to the line of battle, secured a rifle, and fought gallantly during the two-day battle; was released from arrest in recognition of his bravery. At Missionary Ridge commanded his company and gallantly led it, being among the first to enter the enemy's works; was severely wounded, losing an arm, but declined a discharge and remained in active service to the end of the war.
Charles W. Reed Army Bugler   9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 2, 1863 Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.
George W. Reed Army E-01Private   Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Capture of flag of 24th North Carolina Volunteers (C.S.A.).
William Reed Army E-01Private   Company H, 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Charles A. Reeder Army E-01Private   Company G, 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Fort Gregg, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of flag
Jeremiah Regan Navy Quartermaster   USS Galena Aboard USS Galena, Drewry's Bluff May 15, 1862 As captain of No. 2 gun on board USS Galena in the attack upon Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1862.
Robert Reid Army E-01Private   Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Daniel P. Reigle Army E-04 Corporal   Company F, 87th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 For gallantry while rushing forward to capture a Confederate flag at the stone fence where the enemy's last stand was made.
J. Monroe Reisinger Army E-04 Corporal   Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 1, 1863 Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.
Louis Renninger Army E-04 Corporal   Company H, 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
George Reynolds Army E-01Private   Company M, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Capture of Virginia State flag.
Julius D. Rhodes Army E-01Private   Company F, 5th New York Cavalry Regiment Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia and Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Aug 28, 1862 and Aug 30, 1862 After having had his horse shot under him in the fight at Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia, he voluntarily joined the 105th New York Volunteers and was conspicuous in the advance on the enemy's lines. Displayed gallantry in the advance on the skirmish line at Bull Run, Virginia, where he was wounded.
Sylvester D. Rhodes Army E-05 Sergeant   Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Sep 22, 1864 Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.
Charles Rice Navy Coal Heaver   USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher December 23, 1864 On board USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
  Edmund Rice Army Major   19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Conspicuous bravery on the third day of the battle on the countercharge against Pickett's division where he fell severely wounded within the enemy's lines.
Carlos H. Rich Army First Sergeant   Company K, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 5, 1864 Saved the life of an officer.
Louis Richards Navy Quartermaster   USS Pensacola Aboard USS Pensacola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip Apr 24, 1862 – Apr 25, 1862 Richards served as quartermaster on board USS Pensacola in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
William R. Richardson Army E-01Private   Company A, 2nd Ohio Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Having been captured and taken to the rear, made his escape rejoined the Union lines, and furnished information of great importance as to the enemy's position and the approaches thereto.
William E. Richey Army E-04 Corporal   Company F, 2nd Ohio Cavalry Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Sep 19, 1863 While on the extreme front, between the lines of the combatants single-handed he captured a Confederate major who was armed and mounted.
James Richmond* Army E-01Private   Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag.
John H. Ricksecker Army E-01Private   Company D, 104th Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Nov 30, 1864 Capture of flag of 16th Alabama Artillery (C.S.A.).
Rudolph Riddell Army Lieutenant   Company I, 61st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Thomas Riley Army E-01Private   Company D, 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Apr 4, 1865 Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry.
Edward Ringold Navy Coxswain   USS Wabash USS Wabash Landing Party, Pocotaligo, South Carolina Oct 22, 1862 Served on board USS Wabash.
  William Y. W. Ripley Army Lieutenant Colonel   1st United States Sharpshooters Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Jul 1, 1862 At a critical moment brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself, being severely wounded.
James S. Roantree Marine Corps E-05 Sergeant   USS Oneida Aboard USS Oneida, Battle of Mobile Bay Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Augustus I. Robbins Army O-01 Second Lieutenant   Company B, 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 While voluntarily serving as a staff officer successfully withdrew a regiment across and around a severely exposed position to the rest of the command; was severely wounded.
James Roberts Navy Seaman   USS Agawam Aboard USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher December 23, 1864 Roberts served on board USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
Otis O. Roberts Army E-05 Sergeant   Company H, 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia Nov 7, 1863 Capture of flag of 8th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand struggle with the color bearer.
Robert S. Robertson Army O-02 First Lieutenant   Company K, 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Corbins Bridge, Virginia May 8, 1864 While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, seeing a regiment break to the rear, he seized its colors, rode with them to the front in the face of the advancing enemy, and rallied the retreating regiment.
  Samuel Robertson* Army E-01Private   Company G, 33rd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell) penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
George F. Robie Army E-05 Sergeant   Company D, 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment before Richmond, Virginia Sep 1864 Gallantry on the skirmish line.
Alexander Robinson Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Howquah Aboard USS Howquah September 25, 1864 Served as boatswain's mate on board USS Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner, Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864.
Charles Robinson Navy Boatswain's Mate   USS Baron DeKalb Aboard USS Baron DeKalb, Yazoo Pass Expedition Dec 23, 1862 – Dec 27, 1862 Serving on board USS Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Elbridge Robinson Army E-01Private   Company C, 122nd Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia Jun 14, 1863 With one companion, voluntarily went in front of the Union line, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and carried back a helpless, wounded comrade, thus saving him from death or capture.
James H. Robinson Army E-01Private   Company B, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Brownsville, Arkansas Jan 27, 1865 Successfully defended himself, single-handed against 7 guerrillas, killing the leader (Captain W. C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party.
  John C. Robinson Army Brigadier General   Commander,   2nd Division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac Laurel Hill, Virginia May 8, 1864 Placed himself at the head of the leading brigade in a charge upon the enemy's breastworks; was severely wounded.
John H. Robinson Army E-01Private   Company I, 19th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Thomas Robinson Army E-01Private   Company H, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag in a hand-to-hand conflict.
Frederick Rock Army E-01Private   Company A, 37th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Charles M. Rockefeller Army Lieutenant   Company A, 178th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama Apr 9, 1865 Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt.
  Theophilus F. Rodenbough Army O-03 Captain   2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Jun 11, 1864 Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded.
Ferdinand F. Rohm Army Chief Bugler   16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Reams Station, Virginia Aug 25, 1864 While his regiment was retiring under fire voluntarily remained behind to succor a wounded officer who was in great danger, secured assistance, and removed the officer to a place of safety.
Oliver P. Rood Army E-01Private   Company B, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
  George W. Roosevelt Army First Sergeant   Company K. 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia and Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Aug 30, 1862 and Jul 2, 1863 At Bull Run, Virginia, recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg captured a Confederate color bearer and color, in which effort he was severely wounded.
  Marion A. Ross* Army E-05 Sergeant Major   2nd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Valentine Rossbach Army E-05 Sergeant   34th New York Battery Spotsylvania, Virginia May 12, 1864 Encouraged his cannoneers to hold a very dangerous position, and when all depended on several good shots it was from his piece that the most effective were delivered, causing the enemy's fire to cease and thereby relieving the critical position of the Federal troops.
Stephen Rought Army E-05 Sergeant   Company A, 141st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 Capture of flag of 13th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Lewis A. Rounds Army E-01Private   Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag.
John Rountry Navy First Class Fireman  USS Montauk Aboard USS Montauk September 21, 1864 Served as first class fireman on board USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
J. Levi Roush Army E-04 Corporal   Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 2, 1863 Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Archibald H. Rowand, Jr. Army E-01Private   Company K, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Winter of 1864–65 Was one of two men who succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines with dispatches to General Grant.
Henry W. Rowe Army E-01Private   Company I, 11th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 With two companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
  Charles W. Rundle Army E-01Private   Company A, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
John Rush Navy First Class Fireman   USS Richmond Aboard USS Richmond, Farragut's attack on Port Hudson March 14, 1863 Serving on board USS Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863.
Charles L. Russell Army E-04 Corporal   Company H, 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 42d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Milton Russell Army O-03 Captain   Company A, 51st Indiana Infantry Stone River, Tennessee Dec 29, 1862 Was the first man to cross Stone River and, in the face of a galling fire from the concealed skirmishers of the enemy, led his men up the hillside, driving the opposing skirmishers before them.
John T. Rutherford Army O-02 First Lieutenant   Company L, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia and Hanovertown, Virginia May 11, 1864 and May 27, 1864 Made a successful charge at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, 11 May 1864, by which 90 prisoners were captured. On 27 May 1864, in a gallant dash on a superior force of the enemy and in a personal encounter, captured his opponent.
James M. Rutter Army E-05 Sergeant   Company L, 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 1, 1863 At great risk of his life went to the assistance of a wounded comrade, and while under fire removed him to a place of safety.
Peter J. Ryan Army E-01Private   Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.

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

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Image Name Service Rank Unit/Command Place of action Date of action Notes
Louis J. Sacriste Army First Lieutenant   Company D, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia and Second Battle of Auburn, Virginia May 3, 1863 and Oct 14, 1863 Saved from capture a gun of the 5th Maine Battery. Voluntarily carried orders which resulted in saving from destruction or capture the picket line of the 1st Division, 2d Army Corps.
John C. Sagelhurst Army Sergeant   Company B, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 Under a heavy fire from the enemy carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits.
Charles F. Sancrainte Army E-01Private   Company B, 15th Michigan Infantry Battle of Atlanta, Georgia Jul 22, 1864 Voluntarily scaled the enemy's breastworks and signaled to his commanding officer in charge; also in single combat captured the colors of the 5th Texas Regiment (C.S.A.).
Aaron Sanderson Navy Landsman   USS Wyandank USS Wyandank March 17, 1865 Served on board USS Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. True name "Aaron Anderson".
  William Sands Army First Sergeant   Company G, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry Dabney's Mills, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 – Feb 7, 1865 Grasped the enemy's colors in the face of a deadly fire and brought them inside the lines.
Jacob Sanford Army E-01Private   55th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Jackson Sargent Army E-05 Sergeant   Company D, 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 First to scale the enemy's works and plant the colors thereon.
Henry Sartwell Army E-05 Sergeant   Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863 Was severely wounded by a gunshot in his left arm, went half a mile to the rear but insisted on returning to his company and continue to fight bravely until he became exhausted from the loss of blood and was compelled to retire from the field.
James Saunders Navy Quartermaster   USS Kearsarge USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as quartermaster on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Edwin F. Savacool* Army O-03Captain   Company K, 1st Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry ("Lincoln Cavalry") Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag, during which he was wounded and died several days later in Washington, D.C.
Auzella Savage Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Santiago de Cuba Aboard USS Santiago de Cuba at Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
  Rufus Saxton Army   Brigadier General   Department of Maryland Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Harpers Ferry, (at that time) Virginia May 26, 1862 – May 30, 1862 Distinguished gallantry and good conduct in the defense.
Patrick Scanlan Army E-01Private   Company A, 4th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Ashepoo River, South Carolina May 24, 1864 Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
Martin E. Scheibner Army E-01Private   Company G, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Mine Run, Virginia Nov 27, 1863 Voluntarily extinguished the burning fuse of a shell which had been thrown into the lines of the regiment by the enemy.
Benjamin W. Schenck Army E-01Private   Company D, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
John Schiller Army E-01Private   Company E, 158th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Advanced to the ditch of the enemy's works.
Philipp Schlachter Army E-01Private   Company F, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 15th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
George W. Schmal Army Blacksmith   Company M, 24th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
Andrew Schmauch Army E-01Private   Company A, 30th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  Conrad Schmidt Army First Sergeant   Company K, 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Went to the assistance of his regimental commander, whose horse had been killed under him in a charge, mounted the officer behind him, under a heavy fire from the enemy, and returned him to his command.
William Schmidt Army E-01Private   Company G, 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 25, 1863 Rescued a wounded comrade under terrific fire.
George Schneider Army E-05Sergeant   Company G, 3rd Maryland Veteran Infantry Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 After the color sergeant had been shot down, seized the colors and planted them on the enemy's works during the charge.
Christian Schnell Army E-04Corporal   Company C, 37th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  John M. Schofield Army O-04Major   1st Missouri Volunteer Infantry Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri Aug 10, 1861 Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.
  James M. Schoonmaker Army O-06Colonel   14th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 At a critical period, gallantly led a cavalry charge against the left of the enemy's line of battle, drove the enemy out of his works, and captured many prisoners.
Charles Schorn Army Chief Bugler   Company M, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of the Sumter Flying Artillery (C.S.A.).
Martin Schubert Army E-01Private   Company E, 26th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Relinquished a furlough granted for wounds, entered the battle, where he picked up the colors after several bearers had been killed or wounded, and carried them until himself again wounded.
George Schutt Navy Coxswain   USS Hendrick Hudson USS Hendrick Hudson Mar 5, 1865 – Mar 6, 1865 As coxswain on board USS Hendrick Hudson, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
  Theodore Schwan Army O-02First Lieutenant   10th U.S. Infantry Regiment Battle of Peebles' Farm, Virginia Oct 1, 1864 At the imminent risk of his own life, while his regiment was falling back before a superior force of the enemy, he dragged a wounded and helpless officer to the rear, thus saving him from death or capture.
Martin Schwenk Army E-05Sergeant   Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry Millerstown, Pennsylvania Jul 1863 Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.
David H. Scofield Army E-05Quartermaster Sergeant   Company K. 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry "1st Ira Harris Guard" Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Alexander Scott Army E-04Corporal   Company D, 10th Vermont Infantry Battle of Monocacy Junction, Maryland Jul 9, 1864 Under a very heavy fire of the enemy saved the national flag of his regiment from capture.
  John M. Scott* Army E-05Sergeant   Company D, 157th Pennsylvania Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
J. Wallace Scott Army O-03Captain   Company F, 21st Ohio Infantry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of the flag of the 16th South Carolina Infantry, in hand-to-hand combat.
  Julian A. Scott Army Drummer   Company E, 3rd Vermont Infantry Battle of Lee's Mills, Virginia April 16, 1862 Crossed the creek under a terrific fire of musketry several times to assist in bringing off the wounded.
Elisha B. Seaman Army E-01Private   Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 Was one of party of four who voluntarily brought into the Union lines, under fire, a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the enemy.
James Seanor Navy Master at Arms   USS Chickasaw USS Chickasaw at Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 Served as master-at-arms on board the ironclad USS Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Cyrus Sears Army O-02First Lieutenant   11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Battle of Iuka, Mississippi Sep 19, 1862 Although severely wounded, fought his battery until the cannoneers and horses were nearly all killed or wounded.
Thomas O. Seaver Army O-06Colonel   3rd Vermont Infantry Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 10, 1864 At the head of three regiments and under a most galling fire attacked and occupied the enemy's works.
James M. Seitzinger Army E-01Private   Company G, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 3, 1864 When the color bearer was shot down, this soldier seized the colors and bore them gallantly in a charge against the enemy.
Alfred J. Sellers Army O-04Major   90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 1, 1863 Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.
Charles H. Seston* Army E-05Sergeant   Company I, 11th Indiana Infantry Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Gallant and meritorious service in carrying the regimental colors.
Richard H. Seward[nb 1] Navy Paymaster's Steward   USS Commodore USS Commodore November 23, 1863 Recovered the bodies of two soldiers despite heavy fire
  William J. Sewell Army O-06Colonel   5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863 For assuming command of the brigade, rallying the troops, and remaining in command though wounded.
  William R. Shafter Army O-02First Lieutenant   Company I, 7th Michigan Infantry Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia May 31, 1862 Remained in battle despite having been wounded.
Emisire Shahan [[Union Army|Army] E-04Corporal   Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of 76th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
  Alexander Shaler Army O-06Colonel   65th New York Volunteer Infantry Marye's Heights, Virginia May 3, 1863 As a charging column was about to be crushed by artillery and infantry fire, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works, and turned their flank.
Charles Shambaugh Army E-04Corporal   Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Charles City Crossroads, Virginia Jun 30, 1862 Capture of flag.
John Shanes Army E-01Private   Company K, 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Rutherford's Farm, Virginia Jul 20, 1864 Charged upon a Confederate fieldpiece in advance of his comrades and by his individual exertions silenced the piece.
John Shapland Army E-01Private   Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Hendrick Sharp Navy Seaman   USS Richmond USS Richmond, Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a 100-pounder rifle gun on topgallant forecastle on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Joseph H. Shea Army E-01Private   Company K, 92nd New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Gallantry in bringing wounded from the field under heavy fire.
John S. Shellenberger Army E-04Corporal   Company B, 85th Pennsylvania Infantry Deep Run, Virginia Aug 16, 1864 Capture of flag
Irwin Shepard Army E-04Corporal   Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry Knoxville, Tennessee Nov 20, 1863 Having voluntarily accompanied a small party to destroy buildings within the enemy's lines, whence sharpshooters had been firing, disregarded an order to retire, remained and completed the firing of the buildings, thus insuring their total destruction; this at the imminent risk of his life from the fire of the advancing enemy.
  Louis C. Shepard Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Wabash USS Wabash Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 USS Wabash (1855) Served as seaman on board USS Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
William Shepherd Army E-01Private   Company A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
James Sheridan Navy Quartermaster   USS Oneida USS Oneida Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 Served as quartermaster on board USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay 5 August 1864.
Marshall Sherman Army E-01Private   Company C, 1st Minnesota Infantry Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
John Shiel Army E-04Corporal   Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Last name sometimes spelled "Shields"
Bernard Shields Army E-01Private   Company E, 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).
John Shilling Army E-05First Sergeant   Company H, 3rd Delaware Infantry Regiment Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Capture of flag.
Robert F. Shipley Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Captured the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand combat.
William Shipman Navy Coxswain   USS Ticonderoga USS Ticonderoga Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Ticonderoga in the attack upon Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
John Shivers Marine Corps E-01Private   USS Minnesota USS Minnesota Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Minnesota, in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Levi Shoemaker Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry Nineveh, Virginia Nov 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
George J. Shopp Army E-01Private   Company E, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of flag.
Frank Shubert Army E-05Sergeant   Company E, 43rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of two markers.
Henry Shutes Navy Captain of the Forecastle   USS Wissahickon USS Wissahickon Apr 1862 and Feb 27, 1863 Served as captain of the forecastle on board USS Wissahickon during the battle of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, 27 February 1863.
  Daniel E. Sickles Army O-08Major General   U.S. Volunteers Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 2, 1863 Displayed most conspicuous gallantry on the field vigorously contesting the advance of the enemy and continuing to encourage his troops after being himself severely wounded.
William Sickles Army E-05Sergeant   Company B, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Gravelly Run, Virginia Mar 31, 1865 With a comrade, attempted capture of a stand of Confederate colors and detachment of 9 Confederates, actually taking prisoner 3 members of the detachment, dispersing the remainder, and recapturing a Union officer who was a prisoner in hands of the detachment.
George D. Sidman Army E-01Private   Company C, 16th Michigan Infantry Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Jun 27, 1862 Distinguished bravery in battle. Rallied his comrades to charge vastly superior force until wounded in the hip. He was a 16-year-old drummer.
Lebbeus Simkins Navy Coxswain   USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
John Simmons Army E-01Private   Company D, 2nd New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
William T. Simmons Army O-01Lieutenant   Company C, 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Capture of flag of 34th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A ). Being the first to enter the works, he shot and wounded the enemy color bearer.
  William E. Simonds Army E-05Sergeant Major   25th Connecticut Infantry Regiment Irish Bend, Louisiana Apr 14, 1863 Displayed great gallantry, under a heavy fire from the enemy, in calling in the skirmishers and assisting in forming the line of battle.
Charles J. Simons Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 9th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners. and was himself captured, but escaped.
Ebenezer Skellie Army E-04Corporal   Company D, 112th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.
Joseph A. Sladen Army E-01Private   Company A, 33rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864 While detailed as clerk at headquarters, voluntarily engaged in action at a critical moment and personal example inspired the troops to repel the enemy.
Oscar Slagle Army E-01Private   Company D, 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
  Samuel Slavens* Army E-01Private   Company E, 33rd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Andrew J. Sloan Army E-01Private   Company H, 12th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Dec 16, 1864 Captured flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (C.S.A.).
Henry C. Slusher Army E-01Private   Company F, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Near Moorefield, West Virginia Sep 11, 1863 Voluntarily crossed a branch of the Potomac River under fire to rescue a wounded comrade held prisoner by the enemy. Was wounded and taken prisoner in the attempt.
Reuben Smalley Army E-01Private   Company F, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Reuben S. Smalley Army E-01Private   Company F, 83rd Indiana Infantry Regiment Elk River, Tennessee Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Alonzo Smith Army E-05Sergeant   Company C, 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 Capture of flag of 26th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), while outside his lines far from his comrades.
  Andrew J. Smith* Army E-04Corporal   55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina Nov 30, 1864 For taking up the regimental colors after the color bearer was killed
Charles H. Smith Army O-06Colonel   1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment St. Mary's Church, Virginia Jun 24, 1864 Remained in the fight to the close, although severely wounded.
Charles H. Smith Navy Coxswain   USS Rhode Island USS Rhode Island Dec 30, 1862 On board USS Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862.
David L. Smith Army E-05Sergeant   Battery E, 1st New York Light Artillery Warwick Courthouse, Virginia April 6, 1862 This soldier, when a shell struck an ammunition chest exploding a number of cartridges and setting fire to the packing tow, procured water and extinguished the fire, thus preventing the explosion of the remaining ammunition.
Edwin Smith Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Whitehead USS Whitehead October 3, 1862 On board USS Whitehead in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Francis M. Smith Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant   1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment Dabney Mills, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 Voluntarily remained with the body of his regimental commander under a heavy fire after the brigade had retired and brought the body off the field.
Henry I. Smith Army O-02First Lieutenant   Company B, 7th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Black River, North Carolina Mar 15, 1865 Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
James Smith Army E-01Private   Company I, 2nd Ohio Infantry Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
James Smith Navy Captain of the Forecastle   USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a gun on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
John Smith Navy Captain of Forecastle   USS Lackawanna USS Lackawanna, Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
John Smith Navy Second Captain of the Top   USS Richmond USS RichmondFort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a gun on board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Joseph S. Smith Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence   II Corps, Army of the Potomac Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 Led a part of a brigade, saved 2 pieces of artillery, captured a flag, and secured a number of prisoners.
Oloff Smith Navy Coxswain   USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Otis W. Smith Army E-01Private   Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Dec 16, 1864 Capture of flag of 6th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Richard Smith Army E-01Private   Company B, 95th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Captured 2 officers and 20 men of Hagood's brigade while they were endeavoring to make their way back through the woods.
S. Rodmond Smith Army O-03Captain   Company C, 4th Delaware Infantry Regiment Rowanty Creek, Virginia Feb 5, 1865 Swam the partly frozen creek under fire to establish a crossing.
Thaddeus S. Smith Army E-04Corporal   Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 2, 1863 Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
Thomas Smith Navy Seaman   USS Magnolia USS Magnolia Mar 5, 1865 – Mar 6, 1865 As seaman on board USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Florida, 5 and 6 March 1865.
Walter B. Smith Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Richmond USS Richmond Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Willard M. Smith Marine Corps E-04Corporal   USS Brooklyn USS Brooklyn Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
  William Smith Navy Quartermaster   USS Kearsarge USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as second quartermaster on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Wilson Smith Army E-04Corporal   Battery H, 3rd New York Light Artillery Washington, North Carolina Sep 6, 1862 Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.
James Snedden Army Musician   Company E, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry Piedmont, Virginia Jun 5, 1864 Left his place in the rear, took the rifle of a disabled soldier, and fought through the remainder of the action.[2]
David Southard Army E-05Sergeant   Company C, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge.
Joseph E. Sova Army Saddler  Company H, 8th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Mar 29, 1865 – Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Michael Sowers Army E-01Private   Company L, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Stony Creek Station, Virginia Dec 1, 1864 His horse having been shot from under him he voluntarily and on foot participated in the cavalry charge made upon one of the forts, conducting himself throughout with great personal bravery.
Edward B. Spalding Army E-05Sergeant   Company E, 52nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee Apr 6, 1862 Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle.
William J. Sperry Army O-04Major   6th Vermont Infantry Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 With the assistance of a few men, captured 2 pieces of artillery and turned them upon the enemy.
Timothy Spillane Army E-01Private   Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 5, 1865 – Feb 7, 1865 Gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded.
Benona Sprague Army E-04Corporal   Company F, 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
  John W. Sprague Army O-04Colonel   63d Ohio Infantry Decatur, Georgia Jul 22, 1864 With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
David Sprowle Marine Corps E-06Orderly Sergeant   USS Richmond (1860) USS Richmond (1860) Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Richmond (1860) during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Andrew B. Spurling Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel   2nd Maine Volunteer Cavalry Evergreen, Alabama Mar 23, 1865 Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon three of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded two, and captured the whole party.
  Charles Stacey Army E-01Private   Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.
  Julius Stahel Army O-08Major General   2nd Division, Army of the Shenandoah Piedmont, Virginia Jun 5, 1864 Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.
  David S. Stanley Army O-08Major General   IV Corps, Army of the Ohio Second Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Nov 30, 1864 At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it In a successful assault.
William A. Stanley Navy Shell Man   USS Hartford USS HartfordFort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 Shell man on No. 8 on board USS Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
John H. Starkins Army E-05Sergeant   34th New York Battery Campbell Station, Tennessee Nov 16, 1863 Brought off his piece without losing a man.
John W. Steele Army O-04Major and Aide de Camp   Army of the Ohio Spring Hill, Tenn. Nov 29, 1864 During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.
William Steinmetz Army E-01Private   Company G, 83rd Indiana Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
William G. Stephens Army E-01Private   Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
James E. Sterling Navy Coal Heaver   USS Brooklyn USS Brooklyn Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama Aug 5, 1864 On board USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
John T. Sterling Army E-01Private   Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
  Daniel D. Stevens Navy Quartermaster   USS Canonicus USS Canonicus Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 13, 1865 Onboard USS Canonicus, for twice replacing his ship's flag after it had been shot away by heavy enemy fire.
  Hazard Stevens Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General   79th New York Volunteer Infantry Battle of Fort Huger, Virginia Apr 19, 1863 Gallantly led a party that assaulted and captured the fort.
George W. Stewart Army E-06First Sergeant   Company E, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
Joseph Stewart Army E-01Private   Company G, 1st Maryland Infantry Regiment (Union) Five Forks, Virginia April 1, 1865 Capture of flag.
Joseph Stickels Army E-05Sergeant   Company A, 83rd Ohio Infantry Fort Blakely, Alabama April 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
George H. Stockman Army O-02First Lieutenant   Company C, 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
James Stoddard Navy Seaman   USS Marmora Aboard USS Marmora, off Yazoo City, Mississippi March 5, 1864 Disembarking from USS Marmora with a 12-pound howitzer mounted on a field carriage, Stoddard landed with the gun and crew in the midst of heated battle and, bravely standing by his gun despite enemy rifle fire which cut the gun carriage and rammer, contributed to the turning back of the enemy during the fierce engagement.
George Stokes Army E-01Private   Company C, 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Battle of Nashville, Tennessee Dec 16, 1864 Capture of flag.
Frank Stolz Army E-01Private   Company G, 83rd Indiana Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
John H. R. Storey Army E-05Sergeant   Company F, 109th Pennsylvania Infantry Dallas, Georgia May 28, 1864 While bringing in a wounded comrade, under a destructive fire, he was himself wounded in the right leg, which was amputated on the same day.
  Richard Stout Navy Landsman   USS Isaac Smith USS Isaac Smith January 30, 1863 Serving on board USS Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date USS Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush.
Robert Strahan Navy Captain of the Top   USS Kearsarge USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as captain of the top on board USS Kearsarge when she destroyed Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Bernard A. Strausbaugh Army E-05First Sergeant   Company A, 3rd Maryland Infantry Regiment Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Recaptured the colors of 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
Christian Streile Army E-01Private   Company I, 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
James N. Strong Army E-05Sergeant   Company C, 49th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Port Hudson, Louisiana May 27, 1863 Volunteered in response to a call and took part in the movement that was made upon the enemy's works under a heavy fire therefrom in advance of the general assault.
James K. Sturgeon Army E-01Private   Company F, 46th Ohio Infantry Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Jun 15, 1864 Advanced beyond the lines, and in an encounter with three Confederates, shot two and took the other prisoner.
James Sullivan Navy Ordinary Seaman   USS Agawam USS Agawam Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina December 2, 1864 On board USS Agawam as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 2 December 1864.
John Sullivan Navy Seaman   USS Monticello USS Monticello Jun 23, 1864 – Jun 25, 1864 Served as seaman on board USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina 23 to 25 June 1864.
Timothy Sullivan Navy Coxswain   USS Louisville USS Louisville Various Served on board USS Louisville during various actions of that vessel. During the engagements of Louisville, Sullivan served as first captain of a 9-inch gun and throughout his period of service was "especially commended for his attention to duty, bravery, and coolness in action."
James C. Summers Army E-01Private   Company H, 4th West Virginia Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Robert Summers Navy Chief Quartermaster   USS Ticonderoga USS Ticonderoga Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Summers served on board USS Ticonderoga in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865.
William H. Surles Army E-01Private   Company G, 2nd Ohio Infantry Perryville, Kentucky Oct 8, 1862 In the hottest part of the fire he stepped in front of his colonel to shield him from the enemy's fire.
Charles A. Swan Army E-01Private   Company K, 4th Iowa Cavalry Selma, Alabama April 2, 1865 Capture of flag supposed to be 11th Mississippi, C.S.A., and bearer.
John Swanson Navy Seaman   USS Santiago de Cuba USS Santiago de Cuba Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Jacob E. Swap Army E-01Private   Company H, 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 5, 1864 Although assigned to other duty, he voluntarily joined his regiment in a charge and fought with it until severely wounded.
Edward Swatton Navy Seaman   USS Santiago de Cuba USS Santiago de Cuba Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
  Wager Swayne Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel   43rd Ohio Infantry Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Oct 4, 1862 Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.
  Benjamin Swearer Navy Seaman   USS Pawnee USS Pawnee August 29, 1861 Embarked in a surfboat from USS Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861.
Joseph S. G. Sweatt Army E-01Private   Company C, 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Carrsville, Virginia May 15, 1863 When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.
James Sweeney Army E-01Private   Company A, 1st Vermont Cavalry Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with three officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
Jacob Swegheimer Army E-01Private   Company I, 54th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Frederic W. Swift Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel   17th Michigan Infantry Lenoire Station, Tennessee Nov 16, 1863 Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after three color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
Harlan J. Swift Army O-01Second Lieutenant   Company H, 2nd New York Militia Regiment Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw four of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the four prisoners.
Peter Sype Army E-01Private   Company B, 47th Ohio Infantry Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi 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.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Seward's name was incorrectly listed as "Richard E. Seward" on his citation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Defense link Medal of Honor history Archived 2009-06-15 at WebCite
  2. ^ "James Snedden". vconline.org.uk. Retrieved June 5, 2020.