List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: T–Z

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This is a complete alphabetical list (T to Z) of Medal of Honor recipients during the Civil War. Many of the awards during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War, regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit, and guided the unit's movements. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit, and could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

Medal of Honor[edit]

Main article: Medal of Honor

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

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

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

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Tabor, William L. S.William L. S. Tabor Army E-01Private Port Hudson, La. Jul 1863 Voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy only a few feet away to render valuable services for the protection of his comrades.
Taggart, Charles A.Charles A. Taggart Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
Talbott, WilliamWilliam Talbott Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle USS Louisville Jan 10, 1863 – Jan 11, 1863 Served as captain of the forecastle on board the USS Louisville at the capture of the Arkansas post, 10 and 11 January 1863.
Tallentine, JamesJames Tallentine* Navy Quarter Gunner USS Tacony October 31, 1864 Served as quarter gunner on board the USS Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864.
Tanner, Charles B.Charles B. Tanner Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Antietam, Maryland Sep 17, 1862 Carried off the regimental colors, which had fallen within 20 yards of the enemy's lines, the color guard of 9 men having all been killed or wounded; was himself 3 times wounded.
Taylor, AnthonyAnthony Taylor Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Sep 20, 1863 Held out to the last with a small force against the advance of superior numbers of the enemy.
Head and torso of an older white man with a long flowing beard wearing a jacket with four medals hanging from ribbons pinned to the left breast. The portrait is surrounded by a decorative frame and illustrations of American flags and laurel wreaths. Taylor, Forrester L.Forrester L. Taylor Army O-03Captain Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863 23rd NJ Vol. Infantry
Taylor, GeorgeGeorge Taylor Navy Armorer Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Taylor, Henry H.Henry H. Taylor Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Jun 25, 1863 Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.
Taylor, JosephJoseph Taylor Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 18, 1864 While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.
Taylor, RichardRichard Taylor Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Capture of flag.
Taylor, ThomasThomas Taylor Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Served on board the USS Metacomet during the action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Taylor, WilliamWilliam Taylor Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Front Royal, Virginia and Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia May 23, 1862 and Aug 19, 1864 When a sergeant, at Front Royal, Virginia, he was painfully wounded while obeying an order to burn a bridge, but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, then a lieutenant, he voluntarily took the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous reconnaissance beyond the lines of the army; was taken prisoner in the attempt.
Taylor, William G.William G. Taylor Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 24, 1864 – Dec 25, 1864 On board the USS Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864.
Terry, John D.John D. Terry Army E-05Sergeant New Bern, North Carolina Mar 14, 1862 In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
Thackrah, BenjaminBenjamin Thackrah Army E-01Private Near Fort Gates, Fla. Apr 1, 1864 Was a volunteer in the surprise and capture of the enemy's picket.
Thatcher, Charles M.Charles M. Thatcher Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.
Thaxter, Sidney W.Sidney W. Thaxter Army Major Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 Voluntarily remained and participated in the battle with conspicuous gallantry, although his term of service had expired and he had been ordered home to be mustered out.
Thielberg, HenryHenry Thielberg Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington April 14, 1863 Serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
Thomas, Hampton S.Hampton S. Thomas Army Major Amelia Springs, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Conspicuous gallantry in the capture of a field battery and a number of battle flags and in the destruction of the enemy's wagon train. Maj. Thomas lost a leg in this action.
Head of a middle aged white man with a full beard and neatly combed hair, wearing a double-breasted military jacket. Thomas, StephenStephen Thomas Army Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand_to_hand encounter, in which the advance of the enemy was checked.
Thompkins, George W.George W. Thompkins Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia Mar 25, 1865 Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a long beard, wearing a forage cap and a plain jacket with a star-shaped medal and a long ribbon pinned to the left breast. Thompson, AllenAllen Thompson Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstruction.
Thompson, Charles A.Charles A. Thompson Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought single-handed for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.
Thompson, Freeman C.Freeman C. Thompson Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Was twice knocked from the parapet of Fort Gregg by blows from the enemy muskets but at the third attempt fought his way into the works.
Thompson, Henry A.Henry A. Thompson Marine Corps E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Thompson, J. HarryJ. Harry Thompson Army Surgeon New Bern, North Carolina Mar 14, 1862 Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.
Thompson, James B.James B. Thompson Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Head and shoulders of a white man with a mustache, wearing a suit coat with a star-shaped medal pinned to the left breast, over a white shirt. Thompson, James G.James G. Thompson Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings, preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstructions.
Thompson, JohnJohn Thompson Army E-04Corporal Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 As color bearer with most conspicuous gallantry preceded his regiment in the assault and planted his flag upon the enemy's works.
Thompson, Thomas W.Thomas W. Thompson Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 One of a party of 4 who voluntarily brought into the Union lines, under fire, a wounded Confederate officer from whom was obtained valuable information concerning the enemy.
Thompson, WilliamWilliam Thompson Navy Signal Quartermaster Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head November 7, 1861 During action of the main squadron of ships against heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, 7 November 1861.
Thompson, William P.William P. Thompson* Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Thomson, CliffordClifford Thomson Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act.
Head of a white man with wavy hair and a drooping mustache wearing a military jacket with shoulderboards. Thorn, WalterWalter Thorn Army O-01Second Lieutenant Dutch Gap Canal, Virginia Jan 1, 1865 After the fuze to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.
Tibbets, Andrew W.Andrew W. Tibbets Army E-01Private Columbus, Georgia Apr 16, 1865 Capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (C.S.A.).
Tilton, WilliamWilliam Tilton Army E-05Sergeant Richmond Campaign, Virginia 1864 Gallant conduct in the field.
Tinkham, Eugene M.Eugene M. Tinkham Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 3, 1864 Though himself wounded, voluntarily left the rifle pits, crept out between the lines and, exposed to the severe fire of the enemy's guns at close range, brought within the lines 2 wounded and helpless comrades.
Titus, CharlesCharles Titus Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Was among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.
Toban, James W.James W. Toban Army E-05Sergeant Aiken, S.C. Feb 11, 1865 Voluntarily and at great personal risk returned, in the face of the advance of the enemy, and rescued from impending death or capture, Maj. William C. Stevens, 9th Michigan Cavalry, who had been thrown from his horse.
Tobie, Edward P.Edward P. Tobie Army E-05Sergeant Major Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Mar 29, 1865 – Apr 9, 1865 Though severely wounded at Sailors Creek, 6 April, and at Farmville, 7 April, refused to go to the hospital, but remained with his regiment, performed the full duties of adjutant upon the wounding of that officer, and was present for duty at Appomattox.
Tobin, John M.John M. Tobin Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Jul 1, 1862 Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3 p.m. until dusk, rallying and re_forming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.
Todd, SamuelSamuel Todd Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Stationed at the conn on board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Toffey, John J.John J. Toffey Army O-02First Lieutenant Third Battle of Chattanooga, Tenn. November 23, 1863 33rd NJ Vol. Infantry
Tomlin, Andrew J.Andrew J. Tomlin Marine Corps E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Member of USS Wabash Marine Guard during the assault on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865. Corporal Tomlin left the safety of the entrenchments to assisted a wounded comrade to a place of safety.[2]
Tompkins, Aaron B.Aaron B. Tompkins Army E-05Sergeant Sailors Creek, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.
Head and torso of a white man with a long, full beard and curly hair, wearing a military jacket, unbuttoned at the stomach, over a white shirt. Tompkins, Charles H.Charles H. Tompkins Army O-02First Lieutenant Fairfax, Virginia Jun 1, 1861 Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.
Toohey, ThomasThomas Toohey Army E-05Sergeant Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Nov 30, 1864 Gallantry in action; voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.
Toomer, WilliamWilliam Toomer Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Torgler, ErnstErnst Torgler Army E-05Sergeant Ezra Chapel, Georgia Jul 28, 1864 At great hazard of his life he saved his commanding officer, then badly wounded, from capture.
Tozier, Andrew J.Andrew J. Tozier Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 At the crisis of the engagement this soldier, a color bearer, stood alone in an advanced position, the regiment having been borne back, and defended his colors with musket and ammunition picked up at his feet.
Tracy, AmasaAmasa Tracy Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works
Profile of an older, balding white man with a short-cropped white beard, wearing a dark suit jacket over a white shirt and dark tie. Tracy, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Tracy Army Colonel Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 Seized the colors and led the regiment when other regiments had retired and then reformed his line and held it.
Head of a white man with a large drooping mustache and receding hairline, wearing a dark suit coat over a shirt and tie. Tracy, Charles H.Charles H. Tracy Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia and Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia May 12, 1864 and Apr 2, 1865 At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of safety a wounded and helpless officer.
Tracy, William G.William G. Tracy Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 Having been sent outside the lines to obtain certain information of great importance and having succeeded in his mission, was surprised upon his return by a large force of the enemy, regaining the Union lines only after greatly imperiling his life.
Traynor, AndrewAndrew Traynor Army E-04Corporal Mason's Hill, Virginia Mar 16, 1864 Having been surprised and captured by a detachment of guerrillas, this soldier, with other prisoners, seized the arms of the guard over them, killed 2 of the guerrillas, and enabled all the prisoners to escape.
Treat, Howell B.Howell B. Treat Army E-05Sergeant Buzzard's Roost, Georgia May 11, 1864 Risked his life in saving a wounded comrade.
Tremain, Henry E.Henry E. Tremain Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 15, 1864 Voluntarily rode between the lines while 2 brigades of Union troops were firing into each other and stopped the firing.
Tribe, JohnJohn Tribe Army E-01Private Waterloo Bridge, Virginia Aug 25, 1862 Voluntarily assisted in the burning and destruction of the bridge under heavy fire of the enemy.
Tripp, OthnielOthniel Tripp Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Trogden, Howell G.Howell G. Trogden Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." He carried his regiment's flag and tried to borrow a gun to defend it.
Truell, Edwin M.Edwin M. Truell Army E-01Private Near Atlanta, Georgia Jul 21, 1864 Although severely wounded in a charge, he remained with the regiment until again severely wounded, losing his leg.
Truett, Alexander H.Alexander H. Truett Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Tucker, AllenAllen Tucker Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Was 1 of the 3 soldiers most conspicuous in the final assault.
Tucker, Jacob. R.Jacob. R. Tucker Army E-04Corporal Petersburg, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Gallantry in action.
Tweedale, JohnJohn Tweedale Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862 – Jan 1, 1863 Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
Twombly, Voltaire P.Voltaire P. Twombly Army E-04Corporal Fort Donelson, Tenn. Feb 15, 1862 Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
Tyrrell, George W.George W. Tyrrell Army E-04Corporal Battle of Resaca, Georgia May 14, 1864 Capture of flag.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Head and shoulders of a balding white man with a mustache, wearing a dark suit coat. Uhrl, GeorgeGeorge Uhrl Army E-05Sergeant White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va. Jun 30, 1862 Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men.
Urell, M. EmmetM. Emmet Urell Army E-01Private Bristoe Station, Virginia Oct 14, 1863 Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer; was severely wounded.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Vale, JohnJohn Vale Army E-01Private 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.
Vance, WilsonWilson Vance Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862 Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.
Vanderslice, John M.John M. Vanderslice Army E-01Private Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Feb 6, 1865 Was the first man to reach the enemy's rifle pits, which were taken in the charge.
VanMatre, JosephJoseph Van Matre Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.
Head of a white man with a mustache wearing a suit and bow tie. Below the portrait is an illustration of two sailing ships at sea. Vantine, Joseph E.Joseph E. Vantine Navy First Class Fireman on board the USS Richmond March 14, 1863 For bravery aboard ship when an enemy round hit the ship's boiler, causing it to rupture.
VanWinkle, EdwardEdward Van Winkle Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 First name given as "Edwin" in some records
Vaughn, Pinkerton R.Pinkerton R. Vaughn Marine Corps E-05Sergeant on board the USS Mississippi Mar 14, 1863 During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sgt. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands.
Veale, CharlesCharles Veale Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Seized the national colors after 2 color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.
Veale, MosesMoses Veale Army O-03Captain Wauhatchie, Tenn. Oct 28, 1863 Gallantry in action manifesting throughout the engagement coolness, zeal, judgment, and courage. His horse was shot from under him and he was hit by 4 enemy bullets.
Profile of a white man with a long mustache and goatee wearing a suit coat, vest, and bow tie. Below are the words "Wheelock G. Veazey, Judge Advocate General, Rutland, Vt." Veazey, Wheelock G.Wheelock G. Veazey Army Colonel Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.
Vernay, James D.James D. Vernay Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Apr 22, 1863 Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.
Verney, James W.James W. Verney Navy Chief Quartermaster First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 24, 1864 – Feb 22, 1865 Served as chief quartermaster on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Verney was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
Vifquain, VictorVictor Vifquain Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 9, 1865 Captured the enemy flag
A white man with a mustache and long sideburns standing before a military tent. He is wearing a military jacket over a vest and tie, a sword at his belt, and a kepi on his head. vonVegesack, ErnestErnest von Vegesack Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Jun 27, 1862 While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Wageman, John H.John H. Wageman Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Remained with the command after being severely wounded until he had fired all the cartridges in his possession, when he had to be carried from the field.
Wagg, MauriceMaurice Wagg Navy Coxswain USS Rhode Island December 31, 1862 Served on board the USS Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862.
Wagner, John W.John W. Wagner Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Wainwright, JohnJohn Wainwright Army O-02First Lieutenant Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.
Walker, James C.James C. Walker Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 25, 1863 After 2 color bearers had fallen, seized the flag and carried it forward, assisting in the capture of a battery. Shortly thereafter he captured the flag of the 41st Alabama and the color bearer.
Head and shoulders of a white woman with straight hair pulled back into netting, wearing a tunic with a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon pinned to the left breast. Walker, Mary E.Mary E. Walker Army Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian) Various July 1861 – September 1864 For devoting herself to the care of sick and wounded soldiers to the detriment of her own health. Only female recipient. Medal rescinded in 1917, restored in 1977.
Wall, JerryJerry Wall Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag
Waller, Francis A.Francis A. Waller Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 1, 1863 Capture of flag of 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).
Walling, William H.William H. Walling Army O-03Captain First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 25, 1864 During the bombardment of the fort by the fleet, captured and brought the flag of the fort, the flagstaff having been shot down.
Walsh, JohnJohn Walsh Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.
Walton, George W.George W. Walton Army E-01Private Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia Aug 29, 1864 Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.
Wambsgan, MartinMartin Wambsgan Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 While the enemy were in close proximity, this soldier sprang forward and bore off in safety the regimental colors, the color bearer having fallen on the field of battle.
Ward, JamesJames Ward Navy Quarter Gunner Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Serving as gunner on board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Ward, Nelson W.Nelson W. Ward Army E-01Private Staunton River Bridge, Virginia Jun 25, 1864 Voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.
Ward, Thomas J.Thomas J. Ward Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Ward, William H.William H. Ward Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 3, 1863 Voluntarily commanded the expedition which, under cover of darkness, attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
Warden, JohnJohn Warden Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Warfel, Henry C.Henry C. Warfel Army E-01Private Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of Virginia State colors.
Warren, DavidDavid Warren Navy Coxswain USS Monticello Jun 23, 1864 – Jun 25, 1864 Served as coxswain on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a mustache and pince-nez glasses, wearing a dark suit coat over a light-colored vest, shirt, and tie. Warren, Francis E.Francis E. Warren Army E-04Corporal Port Hudson, La. May 27, 1863 Voluntarily took part in an attack against the enemy's works under a heavy fire in advance of the general assault. Later Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator.
Profile of a dark-haired white man with a mustache and scraggly goatee, wearing a double-breasted military jacket and sitting with a military cap in his lap. Webb, Alexander S.Alexander S. Webb Army Brigadier General Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Distinguished personal gallantry in leading his men forward at a critical period in the contest.
Webb, JamesJames Webb Army E-01Private Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Aug 30, 1862 Under heavy fire voluntarily carried information to a battery commander that enabled him to save his guns from capture. Was severely wounded, but refused to go to the hospital and participated in the remainder of the campaign.
Webber, Alason P.Alason P. Webber Army Musician Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Jun 27, 1864 Voluntarily joined in a charge against the enemy, which was repulsed, and by his rapid firing in the face of the enemy enabled many of the wounded to return to the Federal lines; with others, held the advance of the enemy while temporary works were being constructed.
Webster, Henry S.Henry S. Webster Navy Landsman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Weeks, Charles H.Charles H. Weeks Navy O-03Captain of the Foretop USS Montauk September 21, 1864 Served as captain of the foretop on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
Weeks, John H.John H. Weeks Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag and color bearer using an empty cocked rifle while outnumbered 5 or 6.
Weir, Henry C.Henry C. Weir Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General St. Mary's Church, Virginia Jun 24, 1864 The division being hard pressed and falling back, this officer dismounted, gave his horse to a wounded officer, and thus enabled him to escape. Afterwards, on foot, Captain Weir rallied and took command of some stragglers and helped to repel the last charge of the enemy.
Welch, George W.George W. Welch Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Captured the flag of the 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Welch, RichardRichard Welch Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of flag.
Welch, StephenStephen Welch Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Dug Gap, Georgia May 8, 1864 Risked his life in rescuing a wounded comrade under fire of the enemy.
Wells, Henry S.Henry S. Wells* Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 With 2 comrades, took position in advance of the skirmish line, within short distance of the enemy's gunners, and drove them from their guns.
Wells, Thomas M.Thomas M. Wells Army Chief Bugler Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Capture of colors of 44th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Wells, WilliamWilliam Wells Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge.
Wells, WilliamWilliam Wells Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 As landsman and lookout on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Welsh, EdwardEdward Welsh Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Welsh, JamesJames Welsh Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed thereby saving the colors from capture.
Westerhold, WilliamWilliam Westerhold Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 23d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Weston, John F.John F. Weston Army Major Near Wetumpka, Ala. Apr 13, 1865 This officer, with a small detachment, while en route to destroy steamboats loaded with supplies for the enemy, was stopped by an unfordable river, but with 5 of his men swam the river, captured 2 leaky canoes, and ferried his men across. He then encountered and defeated the enemy, and on reaching Wetumpka found the steamers anchored in midstream. By a ruse obtained possession of a boat, with which he reached the steamers and demanded and received their surrender.
Head and torso of a white man with a close-cropped beard and a very wide, pointed mustache, wearing a military jacket with breast pockets and shoulder boards. Wheaton, LoydLoyd Wheaton Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 9, 1865 Led the right wing of his regiment, and, springing through an embrasure, was the first to enter the enemy's works, against a strong fire of artillery and infantry.
Wheeler, Daniel D.Daniel D. Wheeler Army O-02First Lieutenant Salem Heights, Virginia May 3, 1863 Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.
Wheeler, Henry W.Henry W. Wheeler Army E-01Private First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Jul 21, 1861 Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.
Wherry, William M.William M. Wherry Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Aug 10, 1861 Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.
Whitaker, Edward W.Edward W. Whitaker Army O-03Captain Reams Station, Virginia Jun 29, 1864 While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. Meade, forcing his way with a single troop of Cavalry, through an Infantry division of the enemy in the most distinguished manner, though he lost half his escort.
White, AdamAdam White Army E-04Corporal Hatcher's Run, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of flag.
White, J. HenryJ. Henry White Army E-01Private Rappanhannock Station, Virginia Aug 23, 1862 At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.
White, JosephJoseph White Navy O-03Captain of the Gun First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 1864 and Jan 1865 White served on board the USS New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13,14, and 15 January 1865.
White, Patrick H.Patrick H. White Army O-03Captain 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.
Whitehead, John M.John M. Whitehead Army Chaplain Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Dec 31, 1862 Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.
Whitfield, DanielDaniel Whitfield Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Whitman, Frank M.Frank M. Whitman Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland and Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Sep 17, 1862 and May 18, 1864 Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.
Whitmore, JohnJohn Whitmore Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Whitney, William G.William G. Whitney Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Sep 20, 1863 As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.
Whittier, Edward N.Edward N. Whittier Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Sep 22, 1864 While acting as assistant adjutant general, Artillery brigade, 6th Army Corps, went over the enemy's works, mounted, with the assaulting column, to gain quicker possession of the guns and to turn them upon the enemy.
Widick, Andrew J.Andrew J. Widick Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Wilcox, Franklin L.Franklin L. Wilcox Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Wilcox, William H.William H. Wilcox Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.
Wiley, JamesJames Wiley Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.
Wilhelm, GeorgeGeorge Wilhelm Army O-03Captain Champion Hill, or Bakers Creek, Mississippi May 16, 1863 Having been badly wounded in the breast and captured, he made a prisoner of his captor and brought him into camp.
Wilkes, HenryHenry Wilkes Navy Landsman U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 October 27, 1864 Wilkes served on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate Ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her.
Wilkes, PerryPerry Wilkes Navy Pilot USS Signal May 5, 1864 Served as pilot on board the USS Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864.
Wilkins, Leander A.Leander A. Wilkins Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Recaptured the colors of 21st Massachusetts Infantry in a hand_to_hand encounter.
Head and torso of a white man with a full beard, wearing a partially unbuttoned double-breasted military jacket, a handkerchief tied around his neck, and a single medal pinned to his left breast. Willcox, Orlando B.Orlando B. Willcox Army Colonel First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Jul 21, 1861 Led repeated charges until wounded and taken prisoner.
Williams, AnthonyAnthony Williams Navy Sailmaker's Mate First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 24, 1864 – Feb 22, 1865 Served as sailmaker's mate on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865.
Williams, AugustusAugustus Williams Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865.
Head and shoulders of a young man with a mustache, wearing a military cap and a jacket with three medals pinned to the left breast. Williams, Elwood N.Elwood N. Williams Army E-01Private Shiloh, Tenn. Apr 6, 1862 A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the line of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.
Williams, George C.George C. Williams Army Quartermaster Sergeant Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Jun 27, 1862 While on duty with the wagon train as quartermaster sergeant he voluntarily left his place of safety in the rear, joined a company, and fought with distinguished gallantry through the action.
Williams, JohnJohn Williams Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Mohican November 7, 1861 O-03Captain of an 11-inch gun aboard the USS Mohican during action of the main squadron of ships against the heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, and against ships of the Confederate Fleet, 7 November 1861.
Williams, JohnJohn Williams Navy O-03Captain of the Maintop USS Pawnee June 26, 1861 Serving as captain of the maintop of the USS Pawnee in the attack upon Mathias Point, 26 June 1861, Williams told his men, while lying off in the boat, that every man must die on his thwart sooner than leave a man behind.
Williams, JohnJohn Williams Navy Seaman USS Commodore Perry October 3, 1862 On board the USS Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Williams, Le RoyLe Roy Williams Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Jun 3, 1864 Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with 4 companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged. Grave is located at Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY)
Williams, PeterPeter Williams Navy Seaman USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor March 9, 1862 Serving on board the USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862.
Williams, RobertRobert Williams Navy Signal Quartermaster USS Benton Dec 23, 1862 – Dec 27, 1862 Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Williams, WilliamWilliam Williams Navy Landsman USS Lehigh November 16, 1863 On board the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had been grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie.
Williams, William H.William H. Williams Army E-01Private Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia Jul 20, 1864 Voluntarily went beyond the lines to observe the enemy; also aided a wounded comrade.
Profile of a white man with curly hair, a receding hairline, and a full beard, wearing a suit coat over a shirt and tie. Williamson, James A.James A. Williamson Army Colonel Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi Dec 29, 1862 Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
Willis, RichardRichard Willis Navy Coxswain First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Dec 1864 and Jan 1865 Willis served on board the USS New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14 and 15 January 1865.
A white man with a thin mustache, wearing a military jacket and a forage cap low over his eyes. His side is turned to the camera and his is tending to a horse. Williston, Edward B.Edward B. Williston Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Jun 12, 1864 Distinguished gallantry.
Wilson, Charles E.Charles E. Wilson Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Charged the enemy's works, colors in hand, and had 2 horses shot from under him.
Wilson, Christopher W.Christopher W. Wilson Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.
Wilson, Francis A.Francis A. Wilson Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the 2 batteries captured.
Wilson, JohnJohn Wilson Army E-05Sergeant Chamberlains Creek, Virginia Mar 31, 1865 With the assistance of one comrade, headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting 2 of his color bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.
Head of a white man with a goatee, wearing a flat cap and a high-collared jacket with a bowtie. Wilson, John A.John A. Wilson Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia 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, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Head of a white man with a full bushy beard, wearing a cavalry hat and a military jacket with a single button buttoned near the neck. Wilson, John M.John M. Wilson Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Aug 6, 1862 Remained on duty, while suffering from an acute illness and very weak, and participated in the action of that date.
Winegar, William W.William W. Winegar Army Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag_bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.
Wisner, Lewis S.Lewis S. Wisner Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 While serving as an engineer officer voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy's fire.
Withington, William H.William H. Withington Army O-03Captain First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Jul 21, 1861 Remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a long goatee, wearing a vest and suit coat with a flower pinned to the lapel. Wollam, JohnJohn Wollam Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia 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, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Wood, Henry ClayHenry Clay Wood Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Aug 10, 1861 Distinguished gallantry.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a Van Dyke mustache and curly hair, wearing a military jacket with a star-shaped medal pinned to the left breast. Wood, MarkMark Wood Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia 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, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Wood, Richard H.Richard H. Wood Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.
Wood, Robert B.Robert B. Wood Navy Coxswain USS Mount Washington April 14, 1863 Attached to the USS Minnesota and temporarily serving on the USS Mount Washington, during action against the enemy in the Nansemond River, 14 April 1863.
Woodall, William H.William H. Woodall Army Civilian scout Appomattox campaign Mar 29, 1865 – Apr 9, 1865 Captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade. Medal was deemed unwarranted in 1916, restored in Jun 1989 by the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records.
Woodbury, Eri D.Eri D. Woodbury Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag.
Woodruff, AlonzoAlonzo Woodruff Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Oct 27, 1864 Went to the assistance of a wounded and overpowered comrade, and in a hand_to_hand encounter effected his rescue.
Head of a clean-shaven young man leaning to the side and wearing a military jacket with a single button buttoned near the neck. Woodruff, Carle A.Carle A. Woodruff Army O-02First Lieutenant Newbys Crossroads, Virginia Jul 24, 1863 While in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.
Woods, Daniel A.Daniel A. Woods Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of 18th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Woods, SamuelSamuel Woods Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington April 14, 1863 As captain of the gun, serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington, during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
Woodward, Evan M.Evan M. Woodward Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Advanced between the lines, demanded and received the surrender of the 19th Georgia Infantry and captured their battle flag.
Woon, JohnJohn Woon Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Pittsburg April 29, 1863 Serving on board the USS Pittsburg, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863.
Woram, Charles B.Charles B. Woram Navy Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Served on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Wortick, JosephJoseph Wortick Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." Last name sometimes spelled "Wertick"
Wray, William J.William J. Wray Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Stevens, D.C. Jul 12, 1864 Rallied the company at a critical moment during a change of position under fire.
Wright, Albert D.Albert D. Wright Army O-03Captain Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Advanced beyond the enemy's lines, capturing a stand of colors and its color guard; was severely wounded.
Wright, EdwardEdward Wright Navy Quartermaster USS Cayuga Apr 24, 1862 – Apr 25, 1862 On board the USS Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Wright, RobertRobert Wright Army E-01Private Chapel House, Farm, Virginia Oct 1, 1864 Gallantry in action.
Wright, SamuelSamuel Wright Army E-04Corporal 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.
Wright, Samuel C.Samuel C. Wright Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland Sep 17, 1862 Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.
Wright, WilliamWilliam Wright Navy Yeoman USS Monticello Jun 23, 1864 – Jun 25, 1864 Served as yeoman on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.

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Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Yeager, Jacob F.Jacob F. Yeager Army E-01Private Buzzard's Roost, Georgia May 11, 1864 Seized a shell with fuze burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury
Young, Andrew J.Andrew J. Young Army E-05Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capturing the enemy flag
Young, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Young Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.)
Young, Cavalry M.Cavalry M. Young Army E-05Sergeant Osage, Kans. Oct 25, 1864 Gallantry in capturing General Cabell.
Young, Edward B.Edward B. Young Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Galena, Battle of Mobile Bay Aug 5, 1864 For his actions during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
Young, Horatio N.Horatio N. Young Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor Nov 16, 1863 For freeing his grounded ship while under fire.
Young, James M.James M. Young Army E-01Private Battle of Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 With 2 companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position, was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him within the Union lines.
Young, WilliamWilliam Young Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Cayuga, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip April 24, 1862 – April 25, 1862 Young calmly manned a Parrott gun throughout the action in which attempts by three rebel steamers to butt and board were thwarted and the ships driven off or captured, 11 gunboats were successfully engaged and garrisons forced to surrender.
Head of a white man with a Van Dyke mustache and goatee, wearing a cap tilted on his head and a military jacket buttoned only at the neck. Younker, John L.John L. Younker Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia Aug 9, 1862 Voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.

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  1. ^ Defense link Medal of Honor history
  2. ^ Porter, Naval History, p. 732.