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The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg

Until the Civil War no permanent decoration was available for the United States Army. On March 3rd, 1863, the Medal of Honor was authorized for members of the Army. On March 25th six Andrews Raiders received the the first Medals from Secretary of War Stanton. A total of 1,522 Medals were awarded for the Civil War.

 

The list below includes all 63 men who received the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Battle of Gettysburg. They are listed in alphabetical order by last name, with rank, unit, a link to that unit's page on the Stone Sentinels website, the date the medal was issued, and the reason for the award.

Nathaniel M. Allen; Corporal, Company B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry. Issued March 29, 1899.

July 2nd. When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field.

 

Elijah W. Bacon; Private, Company F, 14th Connecticut Infantry. issued December 1, 1, 1864

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 16th North Carolina regiment (C.S.A.).

 

George G. Benedict; Second Lieutenant Company C, 12th Vermont Infantry. Issued June 27, 1892.

July 3rd. Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines.
Benedict was detached from his regiment, which was not on the battlefield, as Aide de Camp to General Stannard.

 

Morris Brown, Jr.; Captain, Company A, 126th New York Infantry. Issued March 6,1869.

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

Hugh Carey; Sergeant, Company E, 82d New York Infantry. Issued February 6, 1888

July 2nd. Captured the flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), being twice wounded in the effort.

 

Casper R. Carlisle; Private, Company F, Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Issued December 21, 1892.

July 2nd. Saved a gun of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded.

 

Joshua L. Chamberlain; Colonel, 20th Maine Infantry. Issued August 11, 1893.

July 2nd. Daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position on the Great Round Top.

 

Harrison Clark; Corporal, Company E, 125th New York Infantry. Issued June 11, 1895

July 2nd. Seized the colors and advanced with them after the color bearer had been shot.

 

John E. Clopp; Private, Company F, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued February 2, 1865.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), wresting it from the color bearer.

 

Jefferson Coates; Sergeant, Company H, 7th Wisconsin Infantry. Issued June 29 1866.

July 1st. Boscobel, Wis. Grant County, Wis. For unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out.

 

Joseph H. De Castro; Corporal, Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 19th Virginia regiment (C.S.A.).

 

George H. Dore; Sergeant, Company D, 126th New York Infantry. Issued December 1,1864.

July 3rd. The colors being struck down by a shell as the enemy were charging, this soldier rushed out and seized the flag, exposing himself to the fire of both sides.

 

Richard Enderlin; Musician, Company B, 73d Ohio Infantry. Issued September 11, 1897.

July 1st and 2nd. Voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy's lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade.

 

Benjamin F. Falls; Color Sergeant, Company A, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

John B. Fassett; Captain, Company F, 23d Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued December 29, 1894.

July 2nd. While acting as an aide, voluntarily led a regiment to the relief of a battery and recaptured its guns from the enemy.

 

Christoher Flynn; Corporal, Company K, 14th Connecticut Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 52d North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Frederick Fuger; Sergeant, Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery. Issued August 24, 1897

July 3rd. All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.

 

Chester S. Furman; Corporal, Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Issued August 3, 1897.

July 2nd. Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

 

Edward L. Gilligan; First Sergeant, Company E, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued April 30, 1892.

1 July 1863. Assisted in the capture of a Confederate flag by knocking down the color sergeant.

 

John W. Hart; Sergeant, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Issued August 3, 1897.

July 2nd. Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.

 

William B. Hincks; Sergeant Major, 14th Connecticut Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. During the high water mark of Pickett's Charge on July 3rd. the colors of the 14th Tennessee Infantry C.S.A. were planted 50 yards in front of the center of Sgt. Maj. Hincks' regiment. There were no Confederates standing near it but several were lying down around it. Upon a call for volunteers by Major Ellis to capture this flag, this soldier and two others leaped the wall. One companion was instantly shot. Sgt. Maj. Hincks outran his remaining companion running straight and swift for the colors amid a storm of shot. Swinging his saber over the prostrate Confederates and uttering a terrific yell, he seized the flag and hastily returned to his lines. The 14th Tennessee carried twelve battle honors on its flag. The devotion to duty shown by Sgt. Maj. Hincks gave encouragement to many of his comrades at a crucial moment of the battle.

 

Thomas Horan; Sergeant, Company E, 72d New York Infantry. Issued April 5, 1898.

July 2nd. In a charge of his regiment this soldier captured the regimental flag of the 8th Florlda Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Henry S. Huidekoper; Lieutenant Colonel, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued 27 May 1905.

1 July 1863. While engaged in repelling an attack of the enemy, received a severe wound of the right arm, but instead of retiring remained at the front in command of the regiment.

 

Francis Irsch; Captain, Company D, 45th New York Infantry. Issued May 27, 1892.

July 1st. Gallantry in flanking the enemy and capturing a number of prisoners and in holding a part of the town against heavy odds while the Army was rallying on Cemetery Hill.

 

Benjamin H. Jellison; Sergeant, Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

July 3rd.. Newburyport, Mass. Newburyport, Mass. Issued December 1, 1864. Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). He also assisted in taking prisoners.

 

Wallace W. Johnson; Sergeant, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Issued 8 August 1900.

July 2nd. With five other volunteers gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.

 

Edward M. Knox; Second Lieutenant, 15th New York Battery. Issued October 18, 1892.

July 2nd. Held his ground with the battery after the other batteries had fallen back until compelled to draw his piece off by hand; he was severely wounded.

 

John Lonergan; Captain, Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry. Issued 28 October 1893.

July 2nd. Gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners.

 

John B. Mayberry; Private, Company F, 1st Delaware Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

Bernard McCarren; Private, Company C, 1st Delaware Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

George W. Mears; Sergeant, Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Issued February 16, 1897.

July 2nd. With five volunteers he gallantly charged on a number of the enemy's sharpshooters concealed in a log house, captured them, and brought them into the Union lines.

 

John Miller; Corporal, Company G, 8th Ohio Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of 2 flags.

 

William E. Miller; Captain, Company H, 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry. Issued July 21, 1897.

July 3rd. Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of his column.

 

Harvey M. Munsell; Sergeant, Company A, 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued 5 February 1866.

1-July 3rd. Gallant and courageous conduct as color bearer. (This noncommissioned officer carried the colors of his regiment through 13 engagements.)

 

Henry D. O'Brien; Corporal, Company E, 1st Minnesota Infantry. Issued 9 April 1890.

July 3rd. Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.

 

James Pipes; Captain, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued 5 April 1898.

2 July 1863 at Gettysburg and August 25, 1864 at Reams Station, Va. While a sergeant and retiring with his company before the rapid advance of the enemy at Gettysburg, he and a companion stopped and carried to a place of safety a wounded and helpless comrade; in this act both he and his companion were severely wounded. A year later, at Reams Station, Va., while commanding a skirmish line, voluntarily assisted in checking a flank movement of the enemy, and while so doing was severely wounded, suffering the loss of an arm.

 

George C. Platt; Private, Company H, 6th United States Cavalry. Issued July, 12, 1895.

At Fairfield, Pa. July 3rd. Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand-to-hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.


James Parke Postles; Captain, Company A, 1st Delaware Infantry. Issued July 22, 1892.

July 2nd. Voluntarily delivered an order in the face of heavy fire of the enemy. (A 600 yard ride carrying orders under intense fire)

 

James L. Purman; Lieutenant, Company A, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued October 30, 1896.

July 2nd. Voluntarily assisted a wounded comrade to a place of apparent safety while the enemy were in close proximity; he received the fire of the enemy and a wound which resulted in the amputation of his left leg.

 

William H. Raymond; Corporal, Company A, 108th New York Infantry. Issued March 10, 1896

July 3rd. Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.

 

Charles W. Reed; Bugler, 9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. Issued August 16, 1895.

July 2nd. Rescued his wounded captain from between the lines.

 

J. Monroe Reisinger; Corporal, Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Awarded January 25, 1907.

July 1st. Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy.

 

Edmund Rice; Major, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Issued 6 October 1891.

July 3rd.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.

 

James Richmond; Private, Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

John H. Robinson; Private, Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 57th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Oliver P. Rood; Private, Company B, 20th Indiana Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 21st North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

George W. Roosevelt; First Sergeant, Company K. 26th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued July 2, 1887.

At Bull Run, Va., 30 August 1862. At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2nd. At Bull Run, Va., recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg, he captured a Confederate color bearer and colors, in which effort he was severely wounded.

 

J. Levi Roush; Corporal, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. Issued August 3, 1897.

July 2nd. 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.

 

James M. Rutter; Sergeant, Company C, 143d Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued October 30 1896.

July 1st. 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.

 

Martin Schwenk; Private, Company B, 6th United States Cavalry. Issued 23 April 1889.

July 3rd. At Fairfield, Pa. For bravery displayed on the field of battle in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines, and for the rescue of a wounded officer of the 6th United States Cavalry from the hands of the enemy.


Alfred J. Sellers; Major, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. Issued July 21, 1894.

July 1st. Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.

 

Marshall Sherman; Private, Company C, 1st Minnesota Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 28th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Daniel E. Sickles; Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Issued October 30, 1897.

July 2nd. 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.

 

Thaddeus S. Smith; Corporal, Company E, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry. Issued May 5, 1900.

July 2nd. 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.

 

Charles Stacey; Private, Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry. Issued June 23, 1896

July 2nd. 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.

 

James B. Thompson; Sergeant, Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Andrew Tozier; Sergeant, Company I, 20th Maine Infantry. Issued August 13, 1898.

July 2nd. 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.

 

Wheelock G. Veazey; Colonel, 16th Vermont Infantry. Issued September 8, 1891.

July 3rd. Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; changed front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.

 

Jerry Wall; Private, Company B, 126th New York Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag.

 

Francis A. Waller; Corporal, Company I, 6th Wisconsin Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 1st. Capture of flag of 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).

 

Alexander S. Webb; Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Issued September 28, 1891.

July 3rd. Distinguished personal gallantry in leading his men forward at a critical period in the contest.

 

William Wells; Major, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Issued September 8, 1891.

July 3rd. Led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge.

 

James Wiley; Sergeant, Company B, 59th New York Infantry. Issued December 1, 1864.

July 3rd. Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.

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