MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Companions
Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War

as Assembled by
Dr. Robert G. Carroon, Past Commander-in-Chief
October 1, 2003





A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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ADAMS, JOHN G.B.: Massachusetts Commandery #2362. Second Lieutenant, Company I., 19th Massachusetts Infantry. For action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862. Date of Issue: 16 December 1896. Citation: Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.

AMES, ADELBERT: New York Commandery #729. First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Artillery. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 22 June 1894. Citation: Remained upon the field of in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.

ANDERSON, MARION T.: District of Columbia Commandery #4775. Captain, Company D., 51st Indiana Infantry. For action at Nashville, Tennessee, 16 December 1864. Date of Issue: 1 September 1893. Citation: Led his regiment over 5 lines of the enemy's works, where he fell severely wounded.

APPLETON, WILLIAM H.: New York Commandery #6960. First Lieutenant, Company H., 4th U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 15 June 1864. Date of Issue: 18 February 1891. Citation: The first man of the Eighteenth Corps to enter the enemy's works at Petersburg, Virginia and for valiant service in a desperate assault at New Market Heights, Virginia inspiring the Union troops by his example of steady courage.

ARNOLD, ABRAHAM K.: California Commandery #3644. Captain, 5th U.S. Cavalry. For action at Davenport Bridge, Virginia, 10 May 1864. Date of Issue: 15 August 1 September 1893. Citation: By a gallant charge against a superior force of the enemy, extricated his command from a perilous position in which it had been ordered.

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BAIRD, ABSALOM: District of Columbia Commandery #1949. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Jonesboro, Georgia, 1 September 1864. Date of Issue: 22 April 1896. Citation: Voluntarily led a detached brigade in an assault upon the enemy's works.

BALDWIN, FRANK D.: Michigan Commandery #9585. Captain, Company D., 19th Michigan Infantry and First Lieutenant 5th U.S. Infantry. For action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, 12 July 1864. Date of Issue: 3 December 1891. Citation: Led his company in a countercharge at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia 12 July 1864 under a galling fire ahead of his own men and singly entered the enemy's line, capturing and bringing back 2 commissioned officers, fully armed, besides a guidon of a Georgia regiment (Captain Baldwin received a second Medal of Honor for service during the western campaign against the Indians for action at McClellan's Creek, Texas, 8 November 1874).

BATCHELDER, RICHARD N.: District of Columbia Commandery #2611. Lt. Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. For action at Catlett and Fairfax Station, Virginia, 13-15 October 1863. Date of Issue: 20 May 1895. Citation: Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day and night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.

BATES, DELAVAN: Nevada Commandery #3921. Colonel, 30th U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Cemetery Hill, Virginia, 30 July 1864. Date of Issue: 22 June 1891. Citation: Gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment.

BEATTY, ALEXANDER M: Vermont Commandery #9663. Captain, Company F., 3rd Vermont Infantry. For action at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 5 June 1864. Date of Issue: 25 April 1894. Citation: Removed under a hot fire, a wounded member of his command to a place of safety.

BEAUMONT, EUGENE B.: Pennsylvania Commandery #2737. Major and Assistant Adjutant General, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Mississippi. For action at Harpeth River, Tennessee, 17 December 1864 and at Selma, Alabama, 2 April 1865. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. Citation: At Harpeth, Tennessee, obtained permission from the corps commander to advance upon the enemy's position with the 4th U.S. Cavalry, of which he was a lieutenant; led an attack upon a battery, dispersed the enemy and captured the guns. At Selma, Alabama, charged, at the head of his regiment, into the second and last line of the enemy's works.

BEEBE, WILLIAM S.: New York Commandery #409. First Lieutenant, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. For action at Cane River Crossing, Louisiana, 23 April 1865. Date of Issue: 30 June 1897. Citation: Voluntarily led a successful assault on fortified position.

BENEDICT, GEORGE G.: Vermont Commandery #8267. Second Lieutenant, Company C., 12th Vermont Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 27 June 1892. Citation: Passed through a murderous fire of grape and canister in delivering orders and re-formed the crowded lines.

BENJAMIN, SAMUEL N.: District of Columbia Commandery #2664. First Lieutenant, Second U.S. Artillery. For actions at Bull Run and Spotsylvania, Virginia, from July 1861 to May 1864. Date of Issue: 11 June 1877. Citation: Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.

BENYAURD, WILLIAM H. H.: Pennsylvania Commandery #2799. First Lieutenant, U.S. Engineers. For actions at Five Forks, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 7 September 1897. Citation: With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers, where he was exposed to imminent peril: also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encouraging wavering troops to resume the advance, which they did successfully.

BINGHAM, HENRY H.: Pennsylvania Commandery #551. Captain, Company G., 140th Pennsylvania Infantry. For actions at the Wilderness, Virginia. Date of Issue: 31 August 1893. Citation: Rallied and led into action a portion of the troops who had given way under the fierce assaults of the enemy.

BLACK, JOHN C.: Illinois Commandery #3696. Lt. Colonel, 37th Illinois Infantry. For action at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, 7 December 1862. Date of Issue: 31 October 1893. Citation: Gallantly charged the position of the enemy, firing a rifle at them and thus checking their advance within 100 yards of the lines.

BLACKMAR, WILMON P.: Massachusetts Commandery #2276. First Lieutenant, Company H., 1st West Virginia Cavalry. For action at Five Forks, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 23 October 1897. Citation: At a critical stage of the battle, without orders, led a successful advance upon the enemy.

BLISS, ZENAS R.: District of Columbia Commandery #2601. Colonel, 7th Rhode Island Infantry. For action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862. Date of Issue: 30 December 1898. Citation: This officer, to encourage his regiment, which had never before been in action, and which had been ordered to lie down to protected itself from the enemy's fire, arose to his feet, advanced to the front of the line, and himself fired several shots at the enemy at short range, being fully exposed to their fire at the time.

BLODGETT, WELLS H.: Missouri Commandery #4014. First Lieutenant, Company D., 37th Illinois Infantry. For action at Newtonia, Missouri, 30 September 1862. Date of Issue: 15 February 1894. Citation: With a single orderly, captured an armed picket of 8 men and marched them in as prisoners.

BONNAFFON, SYLVESTER, JR.: Pennsylvania Commandery #2069. First Lieutenant, Company G., 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Boydton Plank Road, Virginia, 27 October 1864. Date of Issue: 29 September 1893. Citation: Checked the rout and rallied the troops of his command in the face of a terrible fire of musketry and was severely wounded.

BOYNTON, HENRY V.: District of Columbia Commandery #2603. Lt. Colonel, 35th Ohio Infantry. For action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, 25 November 1863. Date of Issue: 15 November 1893. Citation: Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy and was severely wounded.

BRUSH, GEORGE W. New York Commandery #3766. First Lieutenant, Company B., 34th U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Ashepoo River, South Carolina, 24 May 1864. Date of Issue: 21 January 1897. Citation: Voluntarily commanded 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 succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

BUCKLYN, JOHN K. Pennsylvania Commandery #4180. First Lieutenant, Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 13 July 1899. Citation: Though he himself wounded, gallantly fought his section of the battery under a fierce fire from the enemy until his ammunition was all expended, many of the cannoneers and most of horses killed or wounded and the enemy within 25 yards of the guns when, disabling one piece, he brought off the other in safety.

BUTTERFIELD, DANIEL: New York Commandery #123. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Gaines Mill, Virginia, 27 June 1862. Date of Issue: 26 September 1892. Citation: Seized the colors of the 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers at a critical moment and under a galling fire of the enemy, encouraged the depleted ranks to renewed exertion.

BUTTERFIELD, FRANKLIN G.: Vermont Commandery #2982. First Lieutenant, Company C., 6th Vermont Infantry. For action at Salem Heights, Virginia, 4 May 1863. Date of Issue: 4 May 1891. Citation: Took command of the skirmish line and covered the movement of his regiment out of a precarious position.

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CAPEHART, HENRY: District of Columbia Commandery #10774. Major, First West Virginia Cavalry. For action at Greenbrier River, West Virginia, 22 May 1864. Date of Issue: 12 February 1895. Citation: Saved, under fire, the life of a drowning soldier.

CARR, EUGENE A.: Missouri Commandery #2852. Colonel, 3rd Illinois Cavalry. For action at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, 7 March 1862. Date of Issue: 16 January 1894. Citation: Directed the deployment of his command and held his ground, under a brisk fire of shot and shell in which he was several times wounded.

CATLIN, ISAAC S.: New York Commandery #10084. Colonel, 109th New York Infantry. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864. Date of Issue: 13 January 1899. Citation: In a heroic effort to rally the disorganized troops was disabled by a severe wound. While being carried from the field he recovered somewhat and bravely started to return to his command, when he received a second wound which necessitated amputation of his right leg.

CHAMBERLAIN, JOSHUA LAWRENCE: Maine Commandery #62. Colonel 20th Maine Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1863. Date of Issue: 11 August 1893. Citation: Daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position at the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advanced position on the Great Round Top.

CHAMBERLAIN, ORVILLE T.: Indiana Commandery #9008. Second Lieutenant, Company G., 74th Indiana Infantry. For action at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 September 1863. Date of Issue: 11 March 1896. Citation: While exposed to a galling fire, went in search of another regiment, found its location, procured ammunition form the men thereof and returned with the ammunition to his own company.

CLARK, CHARLES A.: Iowa Commandery #5056. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 6th Maine Infantry. For action at Brooks Ford, Virginia, 4 May 1863. Date of Issue: 13 May 1896. Citation: Having voluntarily taken command of his regiment in the absence of its commander, at great personal risk and with remarkable presence of mind and fertility of resource led the command down an exceedingly precipitous embankment to the Rappahannock River and by his gallantry, coolness and good judgment in the face of the enemy saved the command from capture or destruction.

CLARK, JOHN W.: Vermont Commandery #10074. First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster, 6th Vermont Infantry. For action at Warrenton, Virginia, 28 July 1863. Date of Issue: 17i August 1891. Citation: Defended the division train against vastly superior force of the enemy; he was severely wounded, but remained in the saddle for 20 hours afterward until he had brought his train through in safety.

CLAY, CECIL: District of Columbia Commandery #149. Captain, Company K., 58th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Ft. Harrison, Virginia, 29 September 1864. Date of Issue: 19 April 1892. Citation: Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound.

COLLIS, CHARLES H.T.: New York Commandery #8636. Colonel, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862. Date of Issue: 10 March 1893. Citation: Gallantly led his regiment in battle at a critical moment.

COOKE, WALTER H.: Pennsylvania Commandery #7635. Captain, Company K., 4th Pennsylvania Infantry Militia. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 19 May 1887. Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide on the staff of Col. David Hunter and participated in the battle, his term of service having expired on the previous day.

COPP, CHARLES D.: Massachusetts Commandery #7684. Second Lieutenant, Company C., 9th New Hampshire Infantry. For action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862. Date of Issue: 8 June 1890. Citation: Seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and waving them on, rallied the regiment under heavy fire.

CORLISS, STEPHEN P.: New York Commandery #2039. First Lieutenant, Company F., 4th New York Heavy Artillery. For action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia, 9 August 1862. Date of Issue: 10 September 1897. Citation: Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it forward in the face of severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.

CORSON, JOSEPH K.: Pennsylvania Commandery #1252. Assistant Surgeon, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves (35th Pennsylvania Infantry). For action at Bristoe Station, Virginia, 14 October 1863. Date of Issue: 13 May 1899. Citation: With one companion returned in the face of the enemy's heavy artillery fire and removed to a place of safety a severely wounded soldier who had been left behind as the regiment fell back.

CURRAN, RICHARD: New York Commandery #9859. Assistant Surgeon, 33rd New York Infantry. For action at Antietam, Maryland, 17 September 1862. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. Citation: Voluntarily exposed himself to great danger by going to the fighting line there succoring the wounded and helpless and conducting them to the field hospital.

CURTIS, NEWTON MARTIN: New York Commandery #1017. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Date of Issue: 28 November 1891. Citation: The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded.

CUTCHEON, BYRON M.: District of Columbia Commandery #3726. Major, 20th Michigan Infantry. For action at Horseshoe Bend, Kentucky, 10 May 1863. Date of Issue: 29 June 1891. Citation: Distinguished gallantry in leading his regiment in a charge on a house occupied by the enemy.

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DAVIDSON, ANDREW: District of Columbia Commandery #8314. First Lieutenant, Company H., 30th U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864. Date of Issue: 17 October 1892. Citation: One of the first to enter the enemy's works, where, after his colonel, major and one third of the company officers had fallen, he gallantly assisted in rallying and saving the remnant of the command.

DAVIS, GEORGE E.: Vermont Commandery #9159. First Lieutenant, Company D., 10th Vermont Infantry. For action at Monocacy, Maryland, 9 July 1864. Date of Issue: 27 May 1892. Citation: While in command of a small force, held the approaches to the 2 bridges against repeated assaults of superior numbers, thereby materially delaying Early's advance on Washington.

DI CESNOLA, LOUIS P.: New York Commandery #2141. Colonel, 4th New York Cavalry. For action at Aldie, Virginia, 17 June 1863. Date of Issue: Unknown. Citation: Was present, in arrest, when, seeking his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.

DOUGALL, ALLAN H.: Indiana Commandery #10365. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 88th Indiana Infantry. For action at Bentonville, North Carolina, 19 March 1865. Date of Issue: 16 February 1897. Citation: In the face of a galling fire from the enemy he voluntarily returned to where the color bearer had fallen wounded and saved the flag of his regiment from capture.

DU PONT, HENRY A.: District of Columbia Commandery #10418. Captain, 5th U.S. Artillery. For action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Date of Issue: 2 April 1898. Citation: By his distinguished gallantry, and voluntary exposure to the enemy's fire at a critical moment, when the Union line had been broken, encouraged his men to stand to their guns, checked the advance of the enemy, and brought off most of his pieces.

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EVANS, IRA H.: New York Commandery #6954. Captain, Company B., 116th U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Hatchers Run, Virginia, 2 April 1865. Date of Issue: 24 March 1892. Citation: Voluntarily passed between the lines under a heavy fire from the enemy and obtained important information.

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FASSITT, JOHN B.: New York Commandery #1362. Captain, Company F., 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1863. Date of Issue: 29 December 1894. Citation: While acting as an aide, voluntarily led a regiment in the relief of a battery and recaptured its guns from the enemy.

FERNALD, ALBERT E.: Maine Commandery #7899. First Lieutenant, Company F., 20th Maine Infantry. For action at Five Forks, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 10 May 1865. Citation: During a rush at the enemy, Lt. Fernald seized, during a scuffle, the flag of the 9th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.)

FERRIS, EUGENE W.: Indiana Commandery #10287. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 30th Massachusetts Infantry. For action at Berryville, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 16 October 1897. Citation: Accompanied only by an orderly, outside the lines of the Army, he gallantly resisted an attack of 5 of Mosby's cavalry, mortally wounded the leader of the party, seized his horse and pistols, wounded 3 more, and, thought wounded himself, escaped.

FORCE, MANNING F.: Ohio Commandery #2288. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Atlanta, Georgia, 22 July 1864. Date of Issue: 31 March 1892. Citation: Charged upon the enemy's works, and after their capture defended his position against assaults of the enemy until he was severely wounded.

FORD, GEORGE W.: New York Commandery #5419. First Lieutenant, Company E., 88th New York Infantry. For action at Sailors Creek, Virginia, 6 April 1865. Date of Issue: 10 May 1865. Citation: Capture of flag.

FREEMAN, HENRY B.: Kansas Commandery #3564. First Lieutenant, 18th U.S. Infantry. For action at Stone River, Tennessee, 31 December 1862. Date of Issue: 17 February 1894. Citation: Voluntarily went to the front and picked up and carried to a place of safety under a heavy fire from the enemy, an acting field officer who had been wounded and was about to fall into enemy hands.

FURNESS, FRANK: Pennsylvania Commandery #7058. Captain, Company F., 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. For action at Trevilian Station, Virginia, 12 June 1864. Date of Issue: 20 October 1899. Citation: Voluntarily carried a box of ammunition across an open space swept by the enemy's fire to the relief of an outpost whose ammunition had become almost exhausted, but which was thus enabled to hold its important position.

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GERE, THOMAS P.: Iowa Commandery #11142. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 5th Minnesota Infantry. For action at Nashville, Tennessee, 16 December 1864. Date of Issue: 24 February 1865. Citation: Capture of flag of 4th Mississippi (C.S.A.).

GILLESPIE, GEORGE L.: District of Columbia Commandery #4061. First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. For action at Bethesda Church, Virginia, 31 May 1864. Date of Issue: 27 October 1897. Citation: Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing away under fire.

GILMORE, JOHN C.: District of Columbia Commandery #8679. Major, 16th New York Infantry. For action at Salem Heights, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 10 October 1892. Citation: Seized the colors of his regiment and gallantly rallied his men under a very severe fire.

GOULD, CHARLES G.: District of Columbia Commandery #8814. Captain, Company H., 5th Vermont Infantry. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 2 April 1865. Date of Issue: 30 July 1890. Citation: Among the first to mount the enemy's works in the assault, he received a serious bayonet wound in the face, was struck several times with clubbed muskets, but bravely stood his ground, and with his sword and killed the man who bayoneted him.

GRANT, GABRIEL: New York Commandery #842. Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1 June 1862. Date of Issue: 21 July 1897. Citation: Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.

GRANT, LEWIS A.: Minnesota Commandery #4584. Colonel, 5th Vermont Infantry. For action at Salem Heights, Virginia, 3 May 1864. Date of Issue: 11 May 1893. Citation: Personal gallantry and intrepidity displayed in the management of his brigade and in leading it in the assault in which he was wounded.

GRINDLAY, JAMES G.: New York Commandery #2212. Colonel, 146th New York Infantry. For action at Five Forks, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 14 August 1891. Citation: The first to enter the enemy's works where he captured 2 flags.

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HALL, FRANCIS B.: Kansas Commandery #7218. Second Lieutenant, Company G., 27th New York Infantry and Captain, Company F., 121st New York Infantry for action at Gaines Mill, Virginia, 27 June 1862 and at Rappahannock Station, Virginia, 7 November 1863. Date of Issue: 17 August 1891. Citation: Although wounded at Gaines Mill, Virginia he remained on duty and participated in the battle with his company. At Rappahannock Station, Virginia, while acting as an aide, rendered gallant and prompt assistance in reforming the regiments inside the enemy's works.

HAPEMAN, DOUGLAS: Illinois Commandery #3488. Lt. Colonel, 104th Illinois Infantry. For action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, on 20 July 1863. Date of Issue: 5 April 1898. Citation: With conspicuous coolness and bravery, rallied his men under a severe attack, re-formed the broken ranks and repulsed the attack.

HARING, ABRAM P.: New York Commandery #8351. First Lieutenant, Company G., 132nd New York Infantry. For action at Bachelors Creek, North Carolina, 1 February 1864. Date of Issue: 28 June 1890. Citation: With a command of 11 men, on picket, resisted the attack of an overwhelming force of the enemy.

HARRIS, MOSES: New York Commandery #2649. First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry. For action at Smithfield, Virginia, 28 August 1864. Date of Issue: 23 January 1896. Citation: In an attack upon a largely superior force, his personal gallantry was so conspicuous as to inspire the men to extraordinary efforts, resulting in a complete rout of the enemy.

HARTRANFT, JOHN F.: Pennsylvania Commandery #199. Colonel, 4th Pennsylvania Militia. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 26 August 1886. Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide and participated in the battle after the expiration of his term of service, distinguishing himself in rallying several regiments which had been thrown into confusion.

HASTINGS, SMITH H.: Colorado Commandery #5966. Captain, Company M., 5th Michigan Cavalry. For action at Newbys Crossroads, Virginia, 24 July 1863. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897. Citation: While in command of a squadron in rear guard of a cavalry division, then retiring before the advance of a corps of infantry, was attacked by the enemy and, orders having been given to abandon the guns of a section of field artillery, with the rear guard that were in imminent danger of capture, he disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.

HATCH, JOHN PORTER: California Commandery #3639. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at South Mountain, Maryland, 14 September 1862. Date of Issue: 28 October 1893. Citation: Was severely wounded while leading one of his brigades in the attack under heavy fire from the enemy.

HAWKINS, GARDNER C.: Massachusetts Commandery #3215. First Lieutenant, Company E., 3rd Vermont Infantry. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 2 April 1865. Date of Issue: 30 September 1893. Citation: When the lines were wavering from the well-directed fire of the enemy, this officer, acting adjutant of the regiment, sprang forward, and with encouraging words cheered the soldiers on and, although dangerously wounded, refused to leave the field until the enemy's works were taken.

HEERMANCE, WILLIAM L.: New York Commandery #3770. Captain, Company C., 6th New York Cavalry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 30 April 1863. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. Citation: Took command of the regiment as its senior officer when surrounded by Stuart's Cavalry. The regiment cut its way thorough the enemy's line and escaped but Capt. Heermance was desperately wounded, left for dead on the field and was taken prisoner.

HENRY, GUY VERNOR: District of Columbia Commandery #125. Colonel, 40th Massachusetts Infantry. For action at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1 June 1864. Date of Issue: 5 December 1893. Citation: Led the assaults of his brigade upon the enemy's works, where he had 2 horses shout under him.

HENRY, WILLIAM W.: Vermont Commandery #5875. Colonel, 10th Vermont Infantry. For action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Date of Issue: 21 December 1891. Citation: Though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and led it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandon battery.

HERRON, FRANCIS J.: New York Commandery #1835. Lt. Colonel, 9th Iowa Infantry. For action at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, 7 May 1862. Date of Issue: 26 September 1893. Citation: Was foremost in leading his men, rallying them to repeated acts of daring, until himself disabled and taken prisoner.

HILL, EDWARD: California Commandery #11091. Captain, Company K., 16th Michigan Infantry. For action at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1 June 1864. Date of Issue: 4 December 1893. Citation: Led the brigade skirmish line in a desperate charge on the enemy's masked batteries to the muzzles of the guns, where he was severely wounded.

HOOKER, GEORGE W.: Vermont Commandery #10666. First Lieutenant, Company E., 4th Vermont Infantry. For action at South Mountain, Maryland, 14 September 1862. Date of Issue: 17 September 1891. Citation: Rode alone, in advance of his regiment, into the enemy's lines, and before his own men came up received the surrender of a major of a Confederate regiment, together with the colors and 116 men.

HORNE, SAMUEL B.: Pennsylvania Commandery #8221. Captain, Company H., 11th Connecticut Infantry. For action at Fort Harrison, Virginia, 29 September 1864. Date of Issue: 19 November 1897. Citation: While acting as an aide and carrying an important message, was severely wounded and his horse killed but delivered the order and rejoined his general.

HOWARD, OLIVER OTIS: Vermont Commandery #3808. Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers. For action at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1 June 1862. Date of Issue: 29 March 1893. Citation: Led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm necessitating amputation.

HUBBELL, WILLIAM S.: New York Commandery #6962. Captain, Company A., 21st Connecticut Infantry. For action at Fort Harrison, Virginia, 30 September 1864. Date of Issue: 13 June 1894. Citation: Led out a small flanking party and by a clash and at great risk captured a large number of prisoners.

HYDE, THOMAS W.: Maine Commandery #260. Major, 7th Maine Infantry. For action at Antietam, Maryland, 17 September 1862. Date of Issue: 8 April 1891. Citation: Led his regiment in an assault on a strong body of the enemy's infantry and kept up the fight until the greater part of his men had been killed or wounded, brining the remainder safely out of the fight.

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JEWETT, ERASTUS W.: Vermont Commandery #5876. First Lieutenant, Company A., 9th Vermont Infantry. For action at Newport Barracks, North Carolina, 2 February 1864. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891. Citation: By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison.

JOHNSON, JOSEPH E.: Pennsylvania Commandery #320. First Lieutenant, Company A., 58th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Fort Harrison, Virginia, 29 September 1864. Date of Issue: 1 April 1898. Citation: Though twice severely wounded while advancing in the assault, he disregarded his injuries and was among the first to enter the fort, where he was wounded for the third time.

JOHNSON, RUEL M.: Indiana Commandery #5192. Major, 100th Indiana Infantry. For action at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 25 November 1863. Date of Issue: 24 August 1896. Citation: While in command of the regiment bravely exposed himself to the fire of the enemy, encouraging and cheering his men.

JOSSELYN, SIMEON T.: Nevada Commandery #4085. First Lieutenant, Company C., 13th Illinois Infantry. For action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, 25 November 1863. Date of Issue: 4 April 1898. Citation: While commanding his company, deployed as skirmishers, came upon a large body of the enemy, taking a number of them prisoner. Lt. Josselyn, himself shot their color bearer, seized the colors and brought them back to his regiment.

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KERR, THOMAS R.: Pennsylvania Commandery #7646. Captain, Company C., 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. For action at Moorfield, West Virginia, 7 August 1864. Date of Issue: 13 June 1894. Citation: After being most desperately wounded, he captured the colors of the 8th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).

KNOX, EDWARD M.: New York Commandery #9309. Second Lieutenant, 15th New York Battery. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1863. Date of Issue: 18 October 1892. Citation: 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.

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LAWTON, HENRY W.: District of Columbia Commandery #9528. Captain, Company A., 30th Indiana Infantry. For action at Atlanta, Georgia, 3 August 1864. Date of Issue: 22 May 1893. Citation: Led a charge of skirmishers against the enemy rifle pits and stubbornly and successfully resisted two determined attacks of the enemy to retake the works.

LIVINGSTON, JOSIAH O.: Vermont Commandery #9180. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Vermont Infantry. For action at Newport Barracks, North Carolina, 2 February 1864. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891. Citation: When, after desperate resistance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, assisted a wounded officer over the burning structure.

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MACARTHUR, ARTHUR, JR.: Wisconsin Commandery #648. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 24th Wisconsin Infantry. For action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, 25 November 1863. Date of Issue: 30 June 1890. Citation: Seized the colors of his regiment at a critical moment and planted them on the captured works at the crest of Missionary Ridge.

MARLAND, WILLIAM: Massachusetts Commandery #7957. First Lieutenant, 2nd Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. For action at Grand Coteau, Louisiana, 3 November 1863. Date of Issue: 16 February 1897. Citation: After having been surrounded bye the enemy's cavalry, his support having surrendered, he ordered a charge and saved the section of the battery that was under his command.

MARTIN, SYLVESTER H.: Pennsylvania Commandery #11537. First Lieutenant, Company K., 88th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, 19 August 1864. Date of Issue: 5 April 1894. Citation: Gallantly made a most dangerous reconnaissance, discovering the position of the enemy and enabling the division to repulse an attack made in strong force.

MATTOCKS, CHARLES P.: Maine Commandery #2382. Major, 17th Maine Infantry. For action at Sailors Creek, Virginia, 6 April 1865. Date of Issue: 29 March 1899. Citation: Displayed extraordinary gallantry in leading a charge of his regiment which resulted in the capture of a large number of prisoners and a stand of colors.

MCCAMMON, WILLIAM W.: Oregon Commandery #8127. First Lieutenant, Company E., 24th Missouri Infantry. For action at Corinth, Mississippi, 3 October 1862. Date of Issue: 9 July 1896. Citation: While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to this company during the battle being very great.

MCAHON, MARTIN T.: New York Commandery #128. Captain and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers. For action at White Oak Swamp, Virginia, 30 June 1862. Date of Issue: 10 March 1891. Citation: Under fire of the enemy, successfully destroyed a valuable train that had been abandon and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

MERRIAM, HENRY C.: Maine Commandery #3345. Lt. Colonel, 73rd U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Fort Blakely, Alabama, 9 April 1865. Date of Issue: 28 June 1894. Citation: Volunteered to attack the enemy's works in advance of orders and upon permission being given made a most gallant assault.

MEYER, HENRY C.: New York Commandery #2054. Captain, Company D., 24th New York Cavalry. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 17 June 1864. Date of Issue: 29 March 1899. Citation: During an assault and in the face of a heavy fire rendered heroic assistance to a wounded and helpless officer, thereby saving his life and in the performance of this gallant act sustained a severe wound.

MILES, NELSON A.: District of Columbia Commandery #1818. Colonel, 61st New York Infantry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 2-3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 23 July 1892. Citation: Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded.

MILLER, WILLIAM E.: Pennsylvania Commandery #2229. Captain, Company H., 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 21 July 1897. Citation: 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.

MINDIL, GEORGE W.: New York Commandery #696. Captain, Company I., 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Williamsburg, Virginia, 5 May 1862. Date of Issue: 25 October 1893. Citation: As Aide-de-Camp led the charge with a part of a regiment, pierced the enemy's center, silenced some of his artillery, and, getting in his rear, caused him to abandon his position.

MULLHOLLAND, ST. CLAIR A.: Pennsylvania Commandery #4950. Major, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 4-5 May 1863. Date of Issue: 27 March 1895. Citation: In command of the picket line held the enemy in check all night to cover the retreat of the Army.

MURPHY, CHARLE S J.: California Commandery #15418. First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 38th New York Infantry. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 5 April 1898. Citation: Took a rifle and voluntarily fought with his regiment in the ranks; when the regiment was forced back, voluntarily remained on the field caring for the wounded and was there taken prisoner.

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NEVILLE, EWIN M.: New York Commandery #1214. Captain, Company C., 1st Connecticut Cavalry. For action at Sailors Creek, Virginia, 6 April 1865. Date of Issue: 3 May 1865. Citation: Capture of flag.

NUTTING, LEE: New York Commandery #9957. Captain, Company C., 61st New York Infantry. For action at Todd's Tavern, Virginia 8 May 1864. Date of Issue: 21 August 1891. Citation: Led the regiment in a charge at a critical moment under a murderous fire until he fell desperately wounded.

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OLIVER, PAUL A.: Pennsylvania Commandery #1988. Captain, Company D., 12th New York Infantry. For action at Resaca, Georgia, 15 May 1864. Date of Issue: 12 October 1892. Citation: While acting as aide assisted in preventing a disaster caused by Union troops firing into each other.

ORR, ROBERT L.: Pennsylvania Commandery #1196. Major, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 2 April 1865. Date of Issue: 28 November 1892. Citation: Carried the colors at the head of the column in the assault after two color bearers had been shot down.

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PALMER, GEORGE HENRY: Illinois Commandery #10849. Musician, 1st Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. For action at Lexington, Missouri, 20 September 1861. Date of issue: 10 March 1896. Citation: Volunteered to fight in the trenches and also led a charge which resulted in the recapture of a Union hospital, together with Confederate sharpshooters then occupying the same.

PATTERSON, JOHN H.: New York Commandery #4665. First Lieutenant, 11th U.S. Infantry. For action at the Wilderness, Virginia, 5 May 1864. Date of Issue: 23 July 1897. Citation: Under the heavy fire of the advancing enemy, picked up and carried several hundred yards to a place of safety a wounded officer of his regiment who was helpless and would otherwise have been burned in the forest.

PECK, THEODORE S.: Vermont Commandery #1397. First Lieutenant, Company H., 9th Vermont Infantry. For action at Newport Barracks, North Carolina, 2 February 1864. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891. Citation: By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, kept a superior force of the enemy at bay and covered the retreat of the garrison.

PENNYPACKER, GALUSHA: Pennsylvania Commandery #382. Colonel, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Date of Issue: 17 August 1891. Citation: Gallantly led the charge over a traverse and planted the colors of one of his regiments thereon, was severely wounded.

PHELPS, CHARLES E.: Maryland Commandery #6568. Colonel, 7th Maryland Infantry. For action at Laurel Hill, Virginia, 8 May 1864. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. Citation: Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe loses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded.

PHISTERER, FREDERICK: New York Commandery #10969. First Lieutenant, 18th U.S. Infantry. For action at Stone River, Tennessee, Date of Issue: 12 December 1894. Citation: Voluntarily conveyed, under a heavy fire, information to the commander of a battalion of regular troops by which the battalion was saved from capture or annihilation.

POND, JAMES B.: New York Commandery #4912. First Lieutenant, Company C., 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry. For action at Baxter Springs, Kansas, 6 October 1863. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. Citation: While in command of 2 companies of Cavalry, was surprised and attacked by several times his own number of guerrillas, but gallantly rallied his men, and after a severe struggle drove the enemy outside the fortifications. First Lieutenant Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer 3 times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.

POST, PHILIP SIDNEY: Illinois Commandery #8122. Colonel, 59th Illinois Infantry. For action at Nashville, Tennessee, 15-16 December 1864. Date of Issue: 18 March 1893. Citation: Led his brigade in an attack on a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.

POSTLES, JAMES PARKE: Pennsylvania Commandery #8230. Captain, Company A., 1st Delaware Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2 July 1863. Date of Issue: 22 July 1892. Citation: Voluntarily delivered an order in the face of heavy fire of the enemy.

POWELL, WILLIAM H.: Missouri Commandery #4367. Major, 2nd West Virginia Cavalry. For action at Sinking Creek Valley, Virginia, 26 November 1862. Date of Issue: 22 July 1890. Citation: Distinguished service in raid where with 20 men, he charged and captured the enemy's camp, 500 strong, without the loss of man or gun.

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QUAY, MATTHEW S.: Pennsylvania Commandery #4669. Colonel, 134th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 13 December 1862. Date of Issue: 9 July 1888. Citation: Although out of service, he voluntarily resumed duty on the eve of battle and took a conspicuous part in the charge on the heights.

QUINLAN, JAMES: New York Commandery #10432. Major, 88th New York Infantry. For action at Savage Station, Virginia, 29 June 1862. Date of Issue: 18 February 1891. Citation: Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers and covered the retreat of the 2nd Army Corps.

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RAUB, JACOB F.: District of Columbia Commandery #6472. Assistant Surgeon, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Hatchers Run, Virginia, 5 February 1865. Date of Issue: 20 April 1896. Citation: 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.

RICE, EDMUND: Massachusetts Commandery #960. Major, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 6 October 1891. Citation: 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.

RIPLEY, WILLIAM Y.W.: Vermont Commandery #7092. Lt. Colonel, U.S. Sharpshooters. For action at Malvern Hill, Virginia, 1 July 1862. Date of Issue: 11 March 1895. Citation: At a critical moment brought up two regiments, which he led against the enemy himself being severely wounded.

ROBERTSON, ROBERT S.: Indiana Commandery #3059. First Lieutenant, Company K., 93rd New York Infantry. For action at Corbin's Bridge, Virginia, 8 May 1864. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897. Citation: 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.

ROCKEFELLER, CHARLES M.: California Commandery #3896. First Lieutenant, Company A., 178th New York Infantry. For action at Fort Blakely, Alabama, 9 April 1865. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897. Citation: Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt. The information obtained by him was made the basis of the orders for the assault that followed. He also advanced with a few followers, under the fire of both sides, and captured 300 of the enemy who would otherwise have escaped.

RUSSELL, MILTON: Iowa Commandery #5433. Captain, Company A., 51st Indiana Infantry. For action at Stone River, Tennessee, 29 December 1862. Date of Issue: 28 September 1897. Citation: 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.

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SAXTON, RUFUS: District of Columbia Commandery #2467. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 26-30 May 1862. Date of Issue: 25 April 1893. Citation: Distinguished gallantry and good conduct in defense.

SCHOFIELD, JOHN M.: District of Columbia Commandery #1274. Major, 1st Missouri Infantry. For action at Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 10 August 1861. Date of Issue: 2 July 1892. Citation: Was conspicuously gallant in leading a regiment in a successful charge against the enemy.

SCHOONMAKER, JAMES M.: Pennsylvania Commandery #5737. Colonel, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. For action at Winchester, Virginia, 19 September 1864. Date of Issue: 19 May 1899. Citation: 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.

SCHWAN, THEODORE: District of Columbia Commandery #4888. First Lieutenant, 10th U.S. Infantry. For action at Peebles Farm, Virginia, 1 October 1864. Date of Issue: 12 December 1898. Citation: 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.

SCOTT, JOHN WALLACE: Pennsylvania Commandery #13441. Captain, Company D., 157th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Five Forks, Virginia, 1 April 1865. Date of Issue: 27 April 1865. Citation: Capture of the flag of the 16th South Carolina Infantry in hand-to-hand combat.

SEARS, CYRUS: Ohio Commandery #15456. First Lieutenant, 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. For action at Iuka, Mississipp,i 19 September 1862. Date of Issue: 31 December 1892. Citation: Although severely wounded, fought his battery until the cannoneers and horses were nearly all killed or wounded.

SELLERS, ALFRED J.: Pennsylvania Commandery #918. Major, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1 July 1863. Date of Issue: 12 July 1894. Citation: Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.

SEWELL, WILLIAM J.: Pennsylvania Commandery #811. Colonel, 5th New Jersey Infantry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 25 March 1896. Citation: Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.

SHAFTER, WILLIAM R.: California Commandery #5178. First Lieutenant, Company I., 7th Michigan Infantry. For action at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 31 May 1862. Date of Issue: 12 June 1895. Citation: Lt. Shafter was engaged in bridge construction and not being needed there returned with his men to engage the enemy participating in a charge across an open field that resulted in casualties of 18 of the 22 men. At the close of the battle his horse was shot from under him and he was severely flesh wounded. He remained on the field that day and stayed to fight the next day only by concealing his wounds. In order not to be sent home with the wounded he kept his wounds concealed for another 3 days until other wounded had left the area.

SHALER, ALEXANDER: New York Commandery #641. Colonel, 65th New York Infantry. For action at Marye's Heights, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 25 November 1893. Citation: At a most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemy's artillery and infantry, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy's works and turned their flank.

SIMMONS, WILLIAM T.: California Commandery #12912. First Lieutenant, Company C., 11th Missouri Infantry. For action at Nashville, Tennessee, 16 December 1864. Date of Issue: 24 February 1865. Citation: Capture of flag of the 34th Alabama Infantry (CSA). Being the first to enter the works, he shot and wounded the enemy color bearer.

SMITH, FRANCIS M.: Maryland Commandery #12887. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Maryland Infantry. For action at Dabney Mills, Virginia, 6 February 1865. Date of Issue: 13 August 1895. Citation: 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.: Iowa Commandery #10804. First Lieutenant, Company B., 7th Iowa Infantry. For action at Black River, North Carolina, 15 March 1865. Date of Issue: 7 September 1894. Citation: Voluntarily and under fire rescued a comrade from death by drowning.

SMITH, JOSEPH S.: Massachusetts Commandery #1729. Lt. Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence, 2nd Army Corps. For action at Hatchers Run, Virginia, 27 October 1864. Date of Issue: 25 May 1892. Citation: Led part of a brigade, saved 2 pieces of artillery, captured a flag and secured a number of prisoners.

SPURLING, ANDREW B. Illinois Commandery #15105. Lt. Colonel, 2nd Maine Cavalry. For action at Evergreen, Alabama, 23 March 1865. Date of Issue: 10 September 1897. Citation: 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.

STAHEL, JULIUS: New York Commandery #1491. Major General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Piedmont, Virginia, 5 June 1864. Date of Issue: 4 November 1893. Citation: Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.

STANLEY, DAVID S.: District of Columbia Commandery #3158. Major General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Franklin, Tennessee, 30 November 1864. Date of Issue: 4 November 1893. Citation: Led his division into action until he was severely wounded.

STEVENS, HAZARD: Massachusetts Commandery #1746. Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Fort Huger, Virginia, 19 April 1863. Date of Issue: 13 June 1894. Citation: Gallantly led a party that assaulted and captured the fort.

STOCKMAN, GEORGE H.: Pennsylvania Commandery #11164. First Lieutenant, Company C., 6th Missouri Infantry. For action at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 22 May 1863. Date of Issue: 9 July 1894. Citation: Gallantry in the charge of the voluntary storming party.

SWAYNE, WAGER: New York Commandery #2893. Lt. Colonel, 43rd Ohio Infantry. For action at Corinth, Mississippi, 4 October 1862. Date of Issue: 19 August 1893. Citation: Conspicuous gallantry in restoring order at a critical moment and leading his regiment in a charge.

SWIFT, FREDERIC W. Michigan Commandery #4264. Lt. Colonel, 17th Michigan Infantry. For action at Lenoire Station, Tennessee, 16 November 1863. Date of Issue: 15 February 1897. Citation: 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.: New York Commandery #9131. Second Lieutenant, Company H., 2nd New York Militia Regiment. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864. Date of Issue: 20 July 1897. Citation: 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.

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THOMAS, HAMPTON S.: Pennsylvania Commandery #384. Major, 1st Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry. For action at Amelia Springs, Virginia, 5 April 1865. Date of Issue: 15 January 1894. Citation: 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.

THOMAS, STEPHEN: Vermont Commandery #9174. Colonel, 8th Vermont Infantry. For action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Date of Issue: 25 July 1892. Citation: Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand-to-hand encounter in which the advance of the enemy was checked.

THOMPSON, JAMES HARRY: Indiana Commandery #6826. Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers. For action at New Bern, North Carolina, 14 March 1862. Date of Issue: 11 November 1870. Citation: Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.

THOMSON, CLIFFORD: New York Commandery #3022. First Lieutenant, Company A., 1st New York Cavalry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 2 May 1863. Date of Issue: 27 November 1896. Citation: 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 the 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.

TOBIN, JOHN M.: Massachusetts Commandery #9996. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Massachusetts Infantry. For action at Malvern Hill, Virginia, 1 July 1862. Date of Issue: 11 March 1896. Citation: 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.

TOFFEY, JOHN J.: New York Commandery #4960. First Lieutenant, Company G., 33rd New Jersey Infantry. For action at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 23 November 1863. Date of Issue: 10 September 1897. Citation: Although excused from duty on account of sickness, went to the front in command of a storming party and with conspicuous gallantry participated in the assault of Missionary Ridge; was here wounded and permanently disabled.

TRACY, AMASA A.: Vermont Commandery #10072. Lt. Colonel, 2nd Vermont Infantry. For action at Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Date of Issue: 21 June 1895. Citation: Took command and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works.

TRACY, BENJAMIN F.: New York Commandery #8008. Colonel 109th New York Infantry. For action at Wilderness, Virginia, 6 May 1864. Date of Issue: 21 June 1895. Citation: Seized the colors and led the regiment when other regiments had retired and then reformed his line and held it.

TRACY, WILLIAM G.: New York Commandery #6230. Second Lieutenant, Company I., 122nd New York Infantry. For action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, 2 May 1863. Date of Issue: 2 May 1895. Citation: 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.

TREMAIN, HENRY E.: New York Commandery #11561. Major and Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Resaca, Georgia, 15 May 1864. Date of Issue: 30 June 1892. Citation: Voluntarily rode between the lines while 2 brigades of Union troops were firing into each other and stopped the firing.

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VEALE, MOSES: Pennsylvania Commandery #2075. Captain, Company F., 109th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Wauhatchie, Tennessee, 28 October 1863. Date of Issue: 17 January 1894. Citation: 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.

VEAZY, WHEELOCK G.: District of Columbia Commandery #7406. Colonel, 16th Vermont Infantry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891. Citation: Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; changed front under heaving fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.

VIFQUAIN, VICTOR: Nebraska Commandery #8522. Lt. Colonel, 97th Illinois Infantry. For action at Fort Blakely, Alabama, 9 April 1865. Date of Issue: 8 June 1865. Citation: Capture of flag.

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WAINRIGHT, JOHN: District of Columbia Commandery #2607. First Lieutenant, Company F., 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. For action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 15 January 1865. Date of Issue: 24 June 1890. Citation: Gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant he commanded the regiment.

WEBB, ALEXANDER S.: New York Commandery #302. Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 28 September 1891. Citation: Distinguished personal gallantry in leading his men forward at a critical period in the contest.

WEIR, HENRY C.: New York Commandery #5302. Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, U.S. Volunteers. For action at St. Mary's Church, Virginia, 24 June 1864. Date of Issue: 18 May 1899. Citation: 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.

WELLS, WILLIAM: Vermont Commandery #3897. Major, 1st Vermont Cavalry. For action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 3 July 1863. Date of Issue: 8 September 1891. Citation: Led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge.

WESTON, JOHN F.: District of Columbia Commandery #8322. Major, 4th Kentucky Cavalry. For action near Wetumpka, Alabama, 13 April 1865. Date of Issue: 9 April 1898. Citation: 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.

WHEATON, LLOYD: Kansas Commandery #6279. Lt. Colonel, 8th Illinois Infantry. For action at Fort Blakely, Alabama, 9 April 1865. Date of Issue:16 January 1894. Citation: 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.: California Commandery #3978. First Lieutenant, Company G., 4th Vermont Infantry. For action at Salem Heights, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Date of Issue: 28 March 1892. Citation: Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.

WHERRY, WILLIAM M.: Ohio Commandery #3444. First Lieutenant, Company D., 3rd Missouri Reserve Infantry. For action at Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 10 August 1861. Date of Issue: 30 October 1895. Citation: Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.

WHITAKER, EDWARD W.: District of Columbia Commandery #2416. Captain, Company E., 1st Connecticut Cavalry. For action at Reams Station, Virginia, 29 June 1864. Date of Issue: 2 April 1898. Citation: While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the Commanding General to General 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.

WHITTIER, EDWARD N.: Massachusetts Commandery #2160. First Lieutenant, 5th Battery, Maine Light Artillery. For action at Fishers Hill, Virginia, 22 September 1864. Date of Issue: 13 January 1892. Citation: 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.

WILCOX, ORLANDO B.: District of Columbia Commandery #2817. Colonel, 1st Michigan Infantry. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 2 March 1895. Citation: Led repeated charges until wounded and taken prisoner.

WILLIAMSON, JAMES A.: New York Commandery #2526. Colonel, 4th Iowa Infantry. For action at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, 29 December 1862. Date of Issue: 17 January 1895. Citation: Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.

WILLISTON, EDWARD B.: California Commandery #8297. First Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. For action at Trevilian Station, Virginia, 12 June 1864. Date of Issue: 6 April 1892. Citation: Distinguished gallantry.

WILSON, JOHN M.: District of Columbia Commandery #9571. First Lieutenant, U.S. Engineers. For action at Malvern Hill, Virginia, 6 August 1862. Date of Issue: 3 July 1897. Citation: Remained on duty, while suffering from an acute illness and very weak, and participated in the action of that date. A few days previous he had been transferred to a staff corps, but preferred to remain until the close of the campaign, taking part in several actions.

WITHINGTON, WILLIAM H.: Michigan Commandery #3738. Captain, Company B., 1st Michigan Infantry. For action at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 July 1861. Date of Issue: 7 January 1895. Citation: Remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.

WOOD, H. CLAY: New York Commandery #947. First Lieutenant, 11th U.S. Infantry. For action at Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Date of Issue: 28 October 1893. Citation: Distinguished gallantry.

WRIGHT, ALBERT D.: District of Columbia Commandery #17587. Captain, Company G., 43rd U.S. Colored Troops. For action at Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864. Date of Issue: 1 May 1893. Citation: Advanced beyond the enemy's lines, capturing a stand of colors and its color guard; was severely wounded.


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