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

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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 Place of action Date of action Notes
Profile of a white man with a mustache, wearing a dark suit coat and bow tie. Quay, Matthew S.Matthew S. Quay Army Colonel 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.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a drooping mustache, wearing a cavalry hat and a double-breasted military jacket with two medals pinned to the left breast. Quinlan, JamesJames Quinlan Army Major 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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      This along with the *, indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
Rafferty, PeterPeter Rafferty Army E-01Private 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.
Ramsbottom, AlfredAlfred Ramsbottom Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Nov 30, 1864 Captured the flag of the 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), in a hand_to_hand fight with the color bearer.
Rand, Charles F.Charles F. Rand Army E-01Private 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.
Rannahan, JohnJohn Rannahan Marine Corps E-04Corporal USS Minnesota Landing Party, Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Ranney, George E.George E. Ranney Army Assistant Surgeon 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.
Ranney, Myron H.Myron H. Ranney Army E-01Private 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.
Ratcliff, EdwardEdward Ratcliff Army First Sergeant 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.
Raub, Jacob F.Jacob F. Raub Army Assistant Surgeon 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.
Raymond, William H.William H. Raymond Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.
Read, CharlesCharles Read Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Magnolia Landing Party, Battle of Natural Bridge March 6, 1865 As seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Read, Charles A.Charles A. Read Navy Coxswain Aboard the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France June 19, 1864 Served as coxswain on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Read, George E.George E. Read Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France June 19, 1864 Served as seaman on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Read, Morton A.Morton A. Read Army Lieutenant Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of 1st Texas Infantry (C.S.A.).
Rebmann, George F.George F. Rebmann Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Head and torso of a white man with a tuft of hair on his chin, wearing a military jacket buttoned only at the neck. Reddick, William H.William H. Reddick Army E-04Corporal Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 Sixth person to receive Medal of Honor
Reed, Axel H.Axel H. Reed Army E-05Sergeant 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 2_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.
Reed, Charles W.Charles W. Reed Army Bugler Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.
Reed, George W.George W. Reed Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Capture of flag of 24th North Carolina Volunteers (C.S.A.).
Reed, WilliamWilliam Reed Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Reeder, Charles A.Charles A. Reeder Army E-01Private Fort Gregg, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of flag
Regan, JeremiahJeremiah Regan Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Galena, Drewry's Bluff May 15, 1862 As captain of No. 2 gun on board the USS Galena in the attack upon Drewy's Bluff, 15 May 1862.
Reid, RobertRobert Reid Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Capture of flag of 44th Tennessee Infantry (C.S.A.).
Reigle, Daniel P.Daniel P. Reigle Army E-04Corporal 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.
Reisinger, J. MonroeJ. Monroe Reisinger Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 1, 1863 Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.
Renninger, LouisLouis Renninger Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Reynolds, GeorgeGeorge Reynolds Army E-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Capture of Virginia State flag.
Rhodes, Julius D.Julius D. Rhodes Army E-01Private 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.
Rhodes, Sylvester D.Sylvester D. Rhodes Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Rice, CharlesCharles Rice Navy Coal Heaver Aboard the USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher December 23, 1864 On board the USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
Head and torso of a white man with thick dark hair and a full beard, wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch atop each shoulder. Rice, EdmundEdmund Rice Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 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.
Rich, Carlos H.Carlos H. Rich Army First Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 5, 1864 Saved the life of an officer.
Richards, LouisLouis Richards Navy Quartermaster Aboard the USS Pensacola, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip Apr 24, 1862 – Apr 25, 1862 Richards served as quartermaster on board the USS Pensacola in the attack upon Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and at the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
Richardson, William R.William R. Richardson Army E-01Private 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.
Richey, William E.William E. Richey Army E-04Corporal 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.
Richmond, JamesJames Richmond* Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag.
Ricksecker, John H.John H. Ricksecker Army E-01Private Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Nov 30, 1864 Capture of flag of 16th Alabama Artillery (C.S.A.).
Riddell, RudolphRudolph Riddell Army Lieutenant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
Riley, ThomasThomas Riley Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Apr 4, 1865 Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry.
Ringold, EdwardEdward Ringold Navy Coxswain USS Wabash Landing Party, Pocotaligo, S.C. Oct 22, 1862 Served on board USS Wabash.
Ripley, William Y. W.William Y. W. Ripley Army Lieutenant Colonel 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.
Roantree, James S.James S. Roantree Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Aboard the USS Oneida, Battle of Mobile Bay Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Oneida during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Robbins, Augustus I.Augustus I. Robbins Army O-01Second Lieutenant 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.
Roberts, JamesJames Roberts Navy Seaman Aboard the USS Agawam, First Battle of Fort Fisher December 23, 1864 Roberts served on board the USS Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864.
Roberts, Otis O.Otis O. Roberts Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Robertson, Robert S.Robert S. Robertson Army O-02First Lieutenant 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.
Head of a square-jawed young white man with a chinstrap beard, wearing a backwards military cap. Robertson, SamuelSamuel Robertson* 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, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Robie, George F.George F. Robie Army E-05Sergeant before Richmond, Virginia Sep 1864 Gallantry on the skirmish line.
Robinson, AlexanderAlexander Robinson Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Howquah September 25, 1864 Served as boatswain's mate on board the USS Howquah on the occasion of the destruction of the blockade runner, Lynx, off Wilmington, 25 September 1864.
Robinson, CharlesCharles Robinson Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the USS Baron DeKalb, Yazoo Pass Expedition Dec 23, 1862 – Dec 27, 1862 Serving on board the USS Baron de Kalb, Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
Robinson, ElbridgeElbridge Robinson Army E-01Private Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia Jun 14, 1863 With 1 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.
Robinson, James H.James H. Robinson Army E-01Private Brownsville, Ark. Jan 27, 1865 Successfully defended himself, single-handed against 7 guerrillas, killing the leader (Capt. W. C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party.
A white man with a full beard extending down to the center of his chest, wearing a long military jacket. He is standing with one hand behind his back and the other inside his jacket. Robinson, John C.John C. Robinson Army Brigadier General 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.
Robinson, John H.John H. Robinson Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Robinson, ThomasThomas Robinson Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag in a hand_to_hand conflict.
Rock, FrederickFrederick Rock Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Rockefeller, Charles M.Charles M. Rockefeller Army Lieutenant Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. 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.
Head and shoulders of a balding white man with a drooping handlebar mustache and pince-nez glasses. He is wearing a double-breasted military jacket with shoulderboards. Rodenbough, Theophilus F.Theophilus F. Rodenbough Army O-03Captain Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Jun 11, 1864 Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded.
Rohm, Ferdinand F.Ferdinand F. Rohm Army Chief Bugler 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.
Rood, Oliver P.Oliver P. Rood Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Roosevelt, George W.George W. Roosevelt Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia and Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 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.
Framed portrait of a white man with a full bushy beard, wearing a dark military jacket and holding a tall feathered military hat. Ross, Marion A.Marion A. Ross* Army E-05Sergeant Major Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Apr 1862 Nineteen of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. 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.
Rossbach, ValentineValentine Rossbach Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Rought, StephenStephen Rought Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia May 6, 1864 Capture of flag of 13th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).
Rounds, Lewis A.Lewis A. Rounds Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag.
Rountry, JohnJohn Rountry Navy First Class Fireman Aboard the USS Montauk September 21, 1864 Served as first class fireman on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
Roush, J. LeviJ. Levi Roush Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 2, 1863 Was 1 of 6 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.
Rowand, Archibald H., Jr.Archibald H. Rowand, Jr. Army E-01Private Winter of 1864–65 Was 1 of 2 men who succeeded in getting through the enemy's lines with dispatches to Gen. Grant.
Rowe, Henry W.Henry W. Rowe Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 With 2 companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
Portrait of a white man with a combover and sideburns connected to a mustache, wearing a dark suit. Rundle, Charles W.Charles W. Rundle Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Rush, JohnJohn Rush Navy First Class Fireman Aboard the USS Richmond, Farragut’s attack on Port Hudson March 14, 1863 Serving on board the USS Richmond in the attack on Port Hudson, 14 March 1863.
Russell, Charles L.Charles L. Russell Army E-04Corporal Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 42d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Russell, MiltonMilton Russell Army O-03Captain Stone River, Tenn. 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.
Rutherford, John T.John T. Rutherford Army O-02First Lieutenant 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.
Rutter, James M.James M. Rutter Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 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.
Ryan, Peter J.Peter J. Ryan Army E-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.

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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
Sacriste, Louis J.Louis J. Sacriste Army O-02First Lieutenant 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.
Sagelhurst, John C.John C. Sagelhurst Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Sancrainte, Charles F.Charles F. Sancrainte Army E-01Private 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.).
Sanderson, AaronAaron Sanderson Navy Landsman USS Wyandank March 17, 1865 Served on board the USS Wyandank during a boat expedition up Mattox Creek, 17 March 1865. True name "Aaron Anderson".
Sands, WilliamWilliam Sands Army First Sergeant 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.
Sanford, JacobJacob Sanford Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Sargent, JacksonJackson Sargent Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 First to scale the enemy's works and plant the colors thereon.
Sartwell, HenryHenry Sartwell Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Saunders, JamesJames Saunders Navy Quartermaster USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as quartermaster on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Savacool, Edwin F.Edwin F. Savacool* Army O-03Captain 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.
Savage, AuzellaAuzella Savage Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Santiago de Cuba in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
A balding white man with a full beard, wearing a long double-breasted military jacket. His right hand is in his jacket and his left is holding a wide-brimmed hat. Saxton, RufusRufus Saxton Army Brigadier General Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Harpers Ferry, (at that time) Virginia May 26, 1862 – May 30, 1862 Distinguished gallantry and good conduct in the defense.
Scanlan, PatrickPatrick Scanlan Army E-01Private 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.
Scheibner, Martin E.Martin E. Scheibner Army E-01Private 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.
Schenck, Benjamin W.Benjamin W. Schenck Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party.
Schiller, JohnJohn Schiller Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Advanced to the ditch of the enemy's works.
Schlachter, PhilippPhilipp Schlachter Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 15th Louisiana Infantry (C.S.A.).
Schmal, George W.George W. Schmal Army Blacksmith Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
Schmauch, AndrewAndrew Schmauch Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Conrad Schmidt of the 2nd US Cavalry Schmidt, ConradConrad Schmidt Army First Sergeant 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.
Schmidt, WilliamWilliam Schmidt Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Nov 25, 1863 Rescued a wounded comrade under terrific fire.
Schneider, GeorgeGeorge Schneider Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Schnell, ChristianChristian Schnell Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Head and shoulders of a balding white man with wide sideburns connecting to a mustache. He is wearing a military jacket with shoulderboards and a wide sash across the chest. Schofield, John M.John M. Schofield Army Major Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Aug 10, 1861 Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.
Schoonmaker, James M.James M. Schoonmaker Army Colonel 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.
Schorn, CharlesCharles Schorn Army Chief Bugler Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of the Sumter Flying Artillery (C.S.A.).
Schubert, MartinMartin Schubert Army E-01Private 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.
Schutt, GeorgeGeorge Schutt Navy Coxswain USS Hendrick Hudson Mar 5, 1865 – Mar 6, 1865 As coxswain on board the USS Hendrick Hudson, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Head of a white man with wavy hair and a bushy mustache wearing a military jacket with the letters "U.S.V." on the high, stiff collar. Schwan, TheodoreTheodore Schwan Army O-02First Lieutenant 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.
Schwenk, MartinMartin Schwenk Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Scofield, David H.David H. Scofield Army Quartermaster Sergeant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 Capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Head of a white man with a receding hairline and a bushy mustache hanging over his mouth. Scott, AlexanderAlexander Scott Army E-04Corporal 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.
Scott, J. WallaceJ. Wallace Scott Army O-03Captain Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of the flag of the 16th South Carolina Infantry, in hand_to_hand combat.
Head of a young white man with a thin mustache and hair pointing straight up from his forehead, wearing a large bowtie. Scott, John M.John M. Scott* Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Scott, Julian A.Julian A. Scott Army Drummer 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.
Seaman, Elisha B.Elisha B. Seaman Army E-01Private Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863 Was 1 of 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.
Seanor, JamesJames Seanor Navy Master at Arms Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Served as master_at_arms on board the U.S. Ironclad Chickasaw, Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Sears, CyrusCyrus Sears Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Iuka, Mississippi Sep 19, 1862 Although severely wounded, fought his battery until the cannoneers and horses were nearly all killed or wounded.
Seaver, Thomas O.Thomas O. Seaver Army Colonel Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia May 10, 1864 At the head of 3 regiments and under a most galling fire attacked and occupied the enemy's works.
Seitzinger, James M.James M. Seitzinger Army E-01Private 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.
Sellers, Alfred J.Alfred J. Sellers Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Jul 1, 1863 Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.
Seston, Charles H.Charles H. Seston* Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 Gallant and meritorious service in carrying the regimental colors.
Seward, Richard E.Richard E. Seward Navy Paymaster's Steward USS Commodore November 23, 1863 Recovered the bodies of two soldiers despite heavy fire
Sewell, William J.William J. Sewell Army Colonel Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863 For assuming command of the brigade, rallying the troops, and remaining in command though wounded.
Head and shoulders of a white man with hair parted in the center and a mustache, wearing a dark suit and tie. Shafter, William R.William R. Shafter Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia May 31, 1862 Remained in battle despite having been wounded.
Shahan, EmisireEmisire Shahan Army E-04Corporal Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag of 76th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
A white man with a long drooping mustache Shaler, AlexanderAlexander Shaler Army Colonel 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.
Shambaugh, CharlesCharles Shambaugh Army E-04Corporal Charles City Crossroads, Virginia Jun 30, 1862 Capture of flag.
Shanes, JohnJohn Shanes Army E-01Private 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.
Shapland, JohnJohn Shapland Army E-01Private Elk River, Tenn. Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Sharp, HendrickHendrick Sharp Navy Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a 100_pounder rifle gun on topgallant forecastle on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Shea, Joseph H.Joseph H. Shea Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Sep 29, 1864 Gallantry in bringing wounded from the field under heavy fire.
Shellenberger, John S.John S. Shellenberger Army E-04Corporal Deep Run, Virginia Aug 16, 1864 Capture of flag
Shepard, IrwinIrwin Shepard Army E-04Corporal Knoxville, Tenn. 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.
Portrait of a man with a very wide mustache, wearing a jacket and tie with a medal pinned to the left breast. Around the portrait is decorative frame and a sketch of sailing ships. Shepard, Louis C.Louis C. Shepard Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 USS Wabash (1855) Served as seaman on board the USS Wabash in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
Shepherd, WilliamWilliam Shepherd Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
Sheridan, JamesJames Sheridan Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Served as quartermaster on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay 5 August 1864.
Sherman, MarshallMarshall Sherman Army E-01Private Gettysburg, Pa July 3, 1863 Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Shiel, JohnJohn Shiel Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Dec 13, 1862 Last name sometimes spelled "Shields"
Shields, BernardBernard Shields Army E-01Private Battle of Appomattox Station, Virginia Apr 8, 1865 Capture of flag of the Washington Artillery (C.S.A.).
Shilling, JohnJohn Shilling Army First Sergeant Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Aug 21, 1864 Capture of flag.
Shipley, Robert F.Robert F. Shipley Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Captured the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand combat.
Shipman, WilliamWilliam Shipman Navy Coxswain Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Ticonderoga in the attack upon Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Shivers, JohnJohn Shivers 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.
Shoemaker, LeviLevi Shoemaker Army E-05Sergeant Nineveh, Virginia Nov 12, 1864 Capture of flag of 22d Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Shopp, George J.George J. Shopp Army E-01Private Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Apr 1, 1865 Capture of flag.
Shubert, FrankFrank Shubert Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Apr 2, 1865 Capture of two markers.
Shutes, HenryHenry Shutes Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle USS Wissahickon Apr 1862 and Feb 27, 1863 Served as captain of the forecastle on board the USS Wissahickon during the battle of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862; and in the engagement at Fort McAllister, 27 February 1863.
Head and torso of a white man with a pointed mustache and bags under his eyes, wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch over each shoulder. Sickles, Daniel E.Daniel E. Sickles Army Major General Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 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.
Sickles, WilliamWilliam Sickles Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Sidman, George E.George E. Sidman Army E-01Private 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.
Simkins, LebbeusLebbeus Simkins 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.
Simmons, JohnJohn Simmons Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag.
Simmons, William T.William T. Simmons Army Lieutenant 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.
Simonds, William E.William E. Simonds Army E-05Sergeant Major Irish Bend, La. 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.
Simons, Charles J.Charles J. Simons Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Skellie, EbenezerEbenezer Skellie Army E-04Corporal 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.
Sladen, Joseph A.Joseph A. Sladen Army E-01Private 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.
Slagle, OscarOscar Slagle Army E-01Private Elk River, Tenn. Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Head of a heavy-set white man with a beard and pointed mustache, wearing a military jacket. Slavens, SamuelSamuel Slavens* 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, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Sloan, Andrew J.Andrew J. Sloan Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Captured flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (C.S.A.).
Slusher, Henry C.Henry C. Slusher Army E-01Private Near Moorefield, W. Va. 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.
Smalley, ReubenReuben Smalley Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Smalley, Reuben S.Reuben S. Smalley Army E-01Private Elk River, Tenn. Jul 2, 1863 Voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.
Smith, AlonzoAlonzo Smith Army E-05Sergeant 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.
A young black man wearing a tilted forage cap and a long military jacket with a belt, a wide leather strap across the chest, and three chevrons on each sleeve. His right hand is holding a sword vertically. Smith, Andrew J.Andrew J. Smith* Army E-04Corporal Battle of Honey Hill, S. Carolina Nov 30, 1864 For taking up the regimental colors after the color bearer was killed
Smith, Charles H.Charles H. Smith Army Colonel St. Mary's Church, Virginia Jun 24, 1864 Remained in the fight to the close, although severely wounded.
Smith, Charles H.Charles H. Smith* Navy Coxswain USS Rhode Island Dec 30, 1862 On board the USS Rhode Island which was engaged in rescuing men from the stricken Monitor in Mobile Bay, on December 30, 1862.
Smith, David L.David L. Smith Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Smith, EdwinEdwin Smith Navy Ordinary Seaman USS Whitehead October 3, 1862 On board the USS Whitehead in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
Smith, Francis M.Francis M. Smith Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant 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.
Smith, Henry I.Henry I. Smith Army O-02First Lieutenant Black River, North Carolina Mar 15, 1865 Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.
Smith, JamesJames Smith 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, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Smith, JamesJames Smith Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S: Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee, in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Smith, JohnJohn Smith Navy O-03Captain of Forecastle Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Lackawanna during the successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Smith, JohnJohn Smith Navy Second Captain of the Top Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 As captain of a gun on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Smith, Joseph S.Joseph S. Smith Army Lieutenant Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence 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.
Smith, OloffOloff Smith 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
Smith, Otis W.Otis W. Smith Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Capture of flag of 6th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
Smith, RichardRichard Smith Army E-01Private 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.
Smith, S. RodmondS. Rodmond Smith Army O-03Captain Rowanty Creek, Virginia Feb 5, 1865 Swam the partly frozen creek under fire to establish a crossing.
Smith, Thaddeus S.Thaddeus S. Smith Army E-04Corporal Gettysburg, Pa July 2, 1863 Was 1 of 6 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.
Smith, ThomasThomas Smith Navy Seaman USS Magnolia Mar 5, 1865 – Mar 6, 1865 As seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Smith, Walter B.Walter B. Smith Navy Ordinary Seaman 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.
Smith, Willard M.Willard M. Smith Marine Corps E-04Corporal Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats, and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
Smith, WilliamWilliam Smith Navy Quartermaster USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as second quartermaster on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Smith, WilsonWilson Smith Army E-04Corporal 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.
Snedden, JamesJames Snedden Army Musician 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.
Southard, DavidDavid Southard Army E-05Sergeant Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia Apr 6, 1865 Capture of flag; and was the first man over the works in the charge.
Sova, Joseph E.Joseph E. Sova Army Saddler Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Mar 29, 1865 – Apr 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Sowers, MichaelMichael Sowers Army E-01Private 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.
Spalding, Edward B.Edward B. Spalding Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Shiloh, Tenn. Apr 6, 1862 Although twice wounded, and thereby crippled for life, he remained fighting in open ground to the close of the battle.
Sperry, William J.William J. Sperry Army Major 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.
Spillane, TimothyTimothy Spillane Army E-01Private 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.
Sprague, BenonaBenona Sprague Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Head and torso of a white man with thick wavy hair and a full beard, wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch on each shoulder. Sprague, John W.John W. Sprague Army Colonel Decatur, Georgia Jul 22, 1864 With a small command defeated an overwhelming force of the enemy and saved the trains of the corps.
Sprowle, DavidDavid Sprowle Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant 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.
Spurling, Andrew B.Andrew B. Spurling Army Lieutenant Colonel Evergreen, Ala. Mar 23, 1865 Advanced alone in the darkness beyond the picket line, came upon 3 of the enemy, fired upon them (his fire being returned), wounded 2, and captured the whole party.
Stacey, CharlesCharles Stacey Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. 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.
A man with curly hair and a Van Dyke mustache, wearing a forage cap, a long double-breasted jacket with belt, white gloves, and a coat hanging over his right shoulder. His left hand is holding a sword. Stahel, JuliusJulius Stahel Army Major General Piedmont, Virginia Jun 5, 1864 Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a full beard, wearing a double-breasted military jacket with a rectangular patch over each shoulder. Stanley, David S.David S. Stanley Army Major General Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. 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.
Stanley, William A.William A. Stanley Navy Shell Man Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 Shell man on No. 8 on board the USS Hartford during successful actions against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Starkins, John H.John H. Starkins Army E-05Sergeant Campbell Station, Tenn. Nov 16, 1863 Brought off his piece without losing a man.
Steele, John W.John W. Steele Army Major and Aide de Camp 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.
Steinmetz, WilliamWilliam Steinmetz Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Stephens, William G.William G. Stephens Army E-01Private 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.
Sterling, James E.James E. Sterling Navy Coal Heaver Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Aug 5, 1864 On board the USS Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
Sterling, John T.John T. Sterling Army E-01Private Battle of Opequon, Virginia Sep 19, 1864 With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
Head of a white man with a bushy goatee and thinning hair, wearing a dark suit coat and tie. Stevens, Daniel D.Daniel D. Stevens Navy Quartermaster Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 13, 1865 For twice replacing his ship's flag after it had been shot away by heavy enemy fire.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a full beard, wearing a dark suit coat, vest, and bow tie. Stevens, HazardHazard Stevens Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General Battle of Fort Huger, Virginia Apr 19, 1863 Gallantly led a party that assaulted and captured the fort.
Stewart, George W.George W. Stewart Army First Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
Stewart, JosephJoseph Stewart Army E-01Private Five Forks, Virginia April 1, 1865 Capture of flag.
Stickels, JosephJoseph Stickels Army E-05Sergeant Fort Blakely, Alabama April 9, 1865 Capture of flag.
Stockman, George H.George H. Stockman Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Stoddard, JamesJames Stoddard Navy Seaman Off Yazoo City, Mississippi March 5, 1864 Embarking from the 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.
Stokes, GeorgeGeorge Stokes Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Dec 16, 1864 Capture of flag.
Stolz, FrankFrank Stolz Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Storey, John H. R.John H. R. Storey Army E-05Sergeant 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.
Head of a balding white man with a mustache, wearing a dark suit coat and bow tie. The portrait is surrounded by a decorative frame and a drawing of a sailing ship at sea. Stout, RichardRichard Stout Navy Landsman USS Isaac Smith January 30, 1863 Serving on board the USS Isaac Smith, Stono River, 30 January 1863. While reconnoitering on the Stono River on this date the USS Isaac Smith became trapped in a rebel ambush.
Strahan, RobertRobert Strahan Navy O-03Captain of the Top USS Kearsarge June 19, 1864 Served as captain of the top on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
Strausbaugh, Bernard A.Bernard A. Strausbaugh Army First Sergeant Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Jun 17, 1864 Recaptured the colors of 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.
Streile, ChristianChristian Streile Army E-01Private Paines Crossroads, Virginia Apr 5, 1865 Capture of flag.
Strong, James N.James N. Strong Army E-05Sergeant Port Hudson, La. 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.
Sturgeon, James K.James K. Sturgeon Army E-01Private Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Jun 15, 1864 Advanced beyond the lines, and in an encounter with 3 Confederates shot 2 and took the other prisoner.
Sullivan, JamesJames Sullivan Navy Ordinary Seaman Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina December 2, 1864 On board the USS Agawam as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 2 December 1864.
Sullivan, JohnJohn Sullivan Navy Seaman USS Monticello Jun 23, 1864 – Jun 25, 1864 Served as seaman on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina 23 to 25 June 1864.
Sullivan, TimothyTimothy Sullivan Navy Coxswain USS Louisville Various Served on board the USS Louisville during various actions of that vessel. During the engagements of the 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."
Summers, James C.James C. Summers Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Summers, RobertRobert Summers Navy Chief Quartermaster Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 Summers served on board the USS Ticonderoga in the attacks on Fort Fisher, 13 to 15 January 1865.
Surles, William H.William H. Surles Army E-01Private Perryville, Ky. 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.
Swan, Charles A.Charles A. Swan Army E-01Private Selma, Alabama April 2, 1865 Capture of flag supposed to be 11th Mississippi, C.S.A., and bearer.
Swanson, JohnJohn Swanson Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Swap, Jacob E.Jacob E. Swap Army E-01Private 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.
Swatton, EdwardEdward Swatton Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Jan 15, 1865 On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865.
Head and torso of a balding white man with a Van Dyke beard and mustache, sitting in a chair with his left arm lying on the arm rest. He is wearing a dark double-breasted military jacket. Swayne, WagerWager Swayne Army Lieutenant Colonel Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi Oct 4, 1862 Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.
Head and shoulders of a white man with a bushy white beard, wearing a dark suit coat and wide-brimmed hat. The portrait is in a decorative frame featuring a bird's wing and stars and stripes. Swearer, BenjaminBenjamin Swearer Navy Seaman USS Pawnee August 29, 1861 Embarked in a surfboat from the USS Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861.
Sweatt, Joseph S. G.Joseph S. G. Sweatt Army E-01Private 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.
Sweeney, JamesJames Sweeney Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Oct 19, 1864 With one companion captured the State flag of a North Carolina regiment, together with 3 officers and an ambulance with its mules and driver.
Swegheimer, JacobJacob Swegheimer Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi May 22, 1863 Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Swift, Frederic W.Frederic W. Swift Army Lieutenant Colonel Lenoire Station, Tenn. Nov 16, 1863 Gallantly seized the colors and rallied the regiment after 3 color bearers had been shot and the regiment, having become demoralized, was in imminent danger of capture.
Swift, Harlan J.Harlan J. Swift Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Jul 30, 1864 Having advanced with his regiment and captured the enemy's line, saw 4 of the enemy retiring toward their second line of works. He advanced upon them alone, compelled their surrender and regained his regiment with the 4 prisoners.
Sype, PeterPeter Sype Army E-01Private 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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