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

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

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

Recipients[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History—The Medal of Honor". Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Department of Defense. August 8, 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 

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