CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

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CORP. JEAN J. BEAUFORT

    The President of the United States
    in the name of
    The Congress
    takes pleasure in presenting the

    Medal of Honor

    to

    Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company A, 2d Louisiana Infantry. Place and Date: At Port Hudson, La., about 20 May 1863. Entered service: New Orleans, La. Birth: France. Date of Issue: 20 July 1897.

    CITATION:

    Volunteered to go within the enemy's lines and at the head of a party of 8 destroyed a signal station, thereby greatly aiding in the operations against Port Hudson that immediately followed.

    PVT. THOMAS RILEY

      The President of the United States
      in the name of
      The Congress
      takes pleasure in presenting the

      Medal of Honor

      to

      Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 1st Louisiana Cavalry. Place and Date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 4 April 1865.   Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 8 June 1865.

      CITATION

      Captured the flag of the 6th Alabama Cavalry.

      CAPT. JOHN WILLIAMS

        The President of the United States
        in the name of
        The Congress
        takes pleasure in presenting the

        Medal of Honor

        to

        Rank and organization: Captain of the Maintop, U.S. Navy. Born: 1828, New Orleans, La. Accredited to: Louisiana. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.

        CITATION:

        Serving as captain of the maintop of the U.S.S. 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. Although wounded by a musket ball in the thigh he retained the charge of his boat; and when the staff was shot away, held the stump in his hand, with the flag, until alongside the Freeborn.