List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: T–Z

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This is a complete alphabetical list (T to Z) of Medal of Honor recipients during the American Civil War. Many of the medals presented during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. At this time regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit. It guided the unit's movements and loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit. It could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer.

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government. It is presented to members of the United States armed forces who distinguish thesmelves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while that could engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States…". Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented after the recipient has been killed (posthumously).[1]

Recipients

  This along with the  , indicates that the Medal of Honor was received posthumously

Image Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Notes
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William L. S. Tabor</span> Army E-01Private Port Hudson, La. Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy only a few feet away to render valuable services for the protection of his comrades.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles A. Taggart</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Talbott</span> Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle USS Louisville Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as captain of the forecastle on board the USS Louisville at the capture of the Arkansas post, 10 and 11 January 1863.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James Tallentine</span>  Navy Quarter Gunner USS Tacony Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as quarter gunner on board the USS Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, North Carolina, 31 October 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles B. Tanner</span> Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Antietam, Maryland Script error: No such module "Dts". Carried off the regimental colors, which had fallen within 20 yards of the enemy's lines, the color guard of 9 men having all been killed or wounded; was himself 3 times wounded.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Anthony Taylor</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Held out to the last with a small force against the advance of superior numbers of the enemy.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Forrester L. Taylor</span> Army O-03Captain Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 23rd NJ Vol. Infantry
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Taylor</span> Navy Armorer Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry H. Taylor</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Was the first to plant the Union colors upon the enemy's works.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Taylor</span> Navy Seaman Navy Yard, New York Script error: No such module "Dts". Seaman in charge of the picket boat attached to the Navy Yard, New York, 9 September 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joseph Taylor</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While acting as an orderly to a general officer on the field and alone, encountered a picket of 3 of the enemy and compelled their surrender.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Richard Taylor</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thomas Taylor</span> Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Served on board the USS Metacomet during the action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Taylor</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Front Royal, Virginia and Battle of Globe Tavern, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". and Script error: No such module "Dts". When a sergeant, at Front Royal, Virginia, he was painfully wounded while obeying an order to burn a bridge, but, persevering in the attempt, he burned the bridge and prevented its use by the enemy. Later, at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, then a lieutenant, he voluntarily took the place of a disabled officer and undertook a hazardous reconnaissance beyond the lines of the army; was taken prisoner in the attempt.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William G. Taylor</span> Navy O-03Captain of the Forecastle First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John D. Terry</span> Army E-05Sergeant New Bern, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". In the thickest of the fight, where he lost his leg by a shot, still encouraged the men until carried off the field.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Benjamin Thackrah</span> Army E-01Private Near Fort Gates, Fla. Script error: No such module "Dts". Was a volunteer in the surprise and capture of the enemy's picket.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles M. Thatcher</span> Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sidney W. Thaxter</span> Army Major Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily remained and participated in the battle with conspicuous gallantry, although his term of service had expired and he had been ordered home to be mustered out.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry Thielberg</span> Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Hampton S. Thomas</span> Army Major Amelia Springs, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stephen Thomas</span> Army Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Distinguished conduct in a desperate hand_to_hand encounter, in which the advance of the enemy was checked.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George W. Thompkins</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Allen Thompson</span> Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstruction.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles A. Thompson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought single-handed for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Freeman C. Thompson</span> Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Was twice knocked from the parapet of Fort Gregg by blows from the enemy muskets but at the third attempt fought his way into the works.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry A. Thompson</span> Marine Corps E-01Private Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">J. Harry Thompson</span> Army Surgeon New Bern, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily reconnoitered the enemy's position and carried orders under the hottest fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James B. Thompson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James G. Thompson</span> Army E-01Private White Oak Road, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings, preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstructions.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Thompson</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". As color bearer with most conspicuous gallantry preceded his regiment in the assault and planted his flag upon the enemy's works.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thomas W. Thompson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". One of a 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Thompson</span> Navy Signal Quartermaster Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head Script error: No such module "Dts". During action of the main squadron of ships against heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, 7 November 1861.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William P. Thompson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Clifford Thomson</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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 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.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Walter Thorn</span> Army O-01Second Lieutenant Dutch Gap Canal, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". After the fuze to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew W. Tibbets</span> Army E-01Private Columbus, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Tilton</span> Army E-05Sergeant Richmond Campaign, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallant conduct in the field.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Eugene M. Tinkham</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Though himself wounded, voluntarily left the rifle pits, crept out between the lines and, exposed to the severe fire of the enemy's guns at close range, brought within the lines 2 wounded and helpless comrades.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles Titus</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Was among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James W. Toban</span> Army E-05Sergeant Aiken, S.C. Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily and at great personal risk returned, in the face of the advance of the enemy, and rescued from impending death or capture, Maj. William C. Stevens, 9th Michigan Cavalry, who had been thrown from his horse.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward P. Tobie</span> Army E-05Sergeant Major Appomattox Campaign, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Though severely wounded at Sailors Creek, 6 April, and at Farmville, 7 April, refused to go to the hospital, but remained with his regiment, performed the full duties of adjutant upon the wounding of that officer, and was present for duty at Appomattox.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John M. Tobin</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Samuel Todd</span> Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Stationed at the conn on board the USS Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John J. Toffey</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Third Battle of Chattanooga, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". 33rd NJ Vol. Infantry
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew J. Tomlin</span> Marine Corps E-04Corporal Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". Member of [[USS Wabash (1855)|USS WabashTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory Marine Guard during the assault on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865. Corporal Tomlin left the safety of the entrenchments to assisted a wounded comrade to a place of safety.[2]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Aaron B. Tompkins</span> Army E-05Sergeant Sailors Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles H. Tompkins</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Fairfax, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thomas Toohey</span> Army E-05Sergeant Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in action; voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Toomer</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ernst Torgler</span> Army E-05Sergeant Ezra Chapel, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". At great hazard of his life he saved his commanding officer, then badly wounded, from capture.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew J. Tozier</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Amasa Tracy</span> Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Took command of and led the brigade in the assault on the enemy's works
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Benjamin F. Tracy</span> Army Colonel Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Seized the colors and led the regiment when other regiments had retired and then reformed his line and held it.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles H. Tracy</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia and Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". and Script error: No such module "Dts". At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of safety a wounded and helpless officer.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William G. Tracy</span> Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew Traynor</span> Army E-04Corporal Mason's Hill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Having been surprised and captured by a detachment of guerrillas, this soldier, with other prisoners, seized the arms of the guard over them, killed 2 of the guerrillas, and enabled all the prisoners to escape.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Howell B. Treat</span> Army E-05Sergeant Buzzard's Roost, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Risked his life in saving a wounded comrade.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry E. Tremain</span> Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Resaca, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily rode between the lines while 2 brigades of Union troops were firing into each other and stopped the firing.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Tribe</span> Army E-01Private Waterloo Bridge, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily assisted in the burning and destruction of the bridge under heavy fire of the enemy.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Othniel Tripp</span> Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Seneca in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Howell G. Trogden</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." He carried his regiment's flag and tried to borrow a gun to defend it.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edwin M. Truell</span> Army E-01Private Near Atlanta, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Although severely wounded in a charge, he remained with the regiment until again severely wounded, losing his leg.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alexander H. Truett</span> Navy Coxswain Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Allen Tucker</span> Army E-05Sergeant Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Was 1 of the 3 soldiers most conspicuous in the final assault.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jacob. R. Tucker</span> Army E-04Corporal Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in action.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Tweedale</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Voltaire P. Twombly</span> Army E-04Corporal Fort Donelson, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Took the colors after 3 of the color guard had fallen, and although most instantly knocked down by a spent ball, immediately arose and bore the colors to the end of the engagement.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George W. Tyrrell</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Resaca, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
George Uhrl <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Uhrl</span> Army E-05Sergeant White Oak Swamp Bridge, Va. Script error: No such module "Dts". Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">M. Emmet Urell</span> Army E-01Private Bristoe Station, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer; was severely wounded.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Vale</span> Army E-01Private Nolensville, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Wilson Vance</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily and under a heavy fire, while his command was falling back, rescued a wounded and helpless comrade from death or capture.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John M. Vanderslice</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Was the first man to reach the enemy's rifle pits, which were taken in the charge.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joseph Van Matre</span> Army E-01Private Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joseph E. Vantine</span> Navy First Class Fireman on board the USS Richmond Script error: No such module "Dts". For bravery aboard ship when an enemy round hit the ship's boiler, causing it to rupture.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward Van Winkle</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". First name given as "Edwin" in some records
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Pinkerton R. Vaughn</span> Marine Corps E-05Sergeant on board the USS Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sgt. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles Veale</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Seized the national colors after 2 color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Moses Veale</span> Army O-03Captain Wauhatchie, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Wheelock G. Veazey</span> Army Colonel Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James D. Vernay</span> Army O-01Second Lieutenant Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Served gallantly as a volunteer with the crew of the steamer Horizon that, under a heavy fire, passed the Confederate batteries.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James W. Verney</span> Navy Chief Quartermaster First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as chief quartermaster on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865. Carrying out his duties faithfully throughout this period, Verney was recommended for gallantry and skill and for his cool courage while under fire of the enemy throughout these various actions.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Victor Vifquain</span> Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Captured the enemy flag
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ernest von Vegesack</span> Army Major and Aide de Camp Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While voluntarily serving as aide-de-camp, successfully and advantageously charged the position of troops under fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John H. Wageman</span> Army E-01Private Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Remained with the command after being severely wounded until he had fired all the cartridges in his possession, when he had to be carried from the field.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Maurice Wagg</span> Navy Coxswain USS Rhode Island Script error: No such module "Dts". Served on board the USS Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor off Hatteras, 31 December 1862.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John W. Wagner</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Wainwright</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallant and meritorious conduct, where, as first lieutenant, he commanded the regiment.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James C. Walker</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". After 2 color bearers had fallen, seized the flag and carried it forward, assisting in the capture of a battery. Shortly thereafter he captured the flag of the 41st Alabama and the color bearer.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mary E. Walker</span> Army Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian) Various <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">July 1861 – September 1864</span> For devoting herself to the care of sick and wounded soldiers to the detriment of her own health. Only female recipient. Medal rescinded in 1917, restored in 1977.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jerry Wall</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Francis A. Waller</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 2d Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Walling</span> Army O-03Captain First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". During the bombardment of the fort by the fleet, captured and brought the flag of the fort, the flagstaff having been shot down.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Walsh</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George W. Walton</span> Army E-01Private Fort Hell, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Martin Wambsgan</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While the enemy were in close proximity, this soldier sprang forward and bore off in safety the regimental colors, the color bearer having fallen on the field of battle.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James Ward</span> Navy Quarter Gunner Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving as gunner on board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Nelson W. Ward</span> Army E-01Private Staunton River Bridge, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily took part in a charge; went alone in front of his regiment under a heavy fire to secure the body of his captain, who had been killed in the action.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thomas J. Ward</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Ward</span> Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily commanded the expedition which, under cover of darkness, attempted to run the enemy's batteries.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Warden</span> Army E-04Corporal Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry C. Warfel</span> Army E-01Private Paines Crossroads, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of Virginia State colors.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">David Warren</span> Navy Coxswain USS Monticello Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as coxswain on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Francis E. Warren</span> Army E-04Corporal Port Hudson, La. Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily took part in an attack against the enemy's works under a heavy fire in advance of the general assault. Later Governor of Wyoming and a U.S. Senator.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alexander S. Webb</span> Army Brigadier General Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Distinguished personal gallantry in leading his men forward at a critical period in the contest.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James Webb</span> Army E-01Private Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Under heavy fire voluntarily carried information to a battery commander that enabled him to save his guns from capture. Was severely wounded, but refused to go to the hospital and participated in the remainder of the campaign.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alason P. Webber</span> Army Musician Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily joined in a charge against the enemy, which was repulsed, and by his rapid firing in the face of the enemy enabled many of the wounded to return to the Federal lines; with others, held the advance of the enemy while temporary works were being constructed.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry S. Webster</span> Navy Landsman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles H. Weeks</span> Navy O-03Captain of the Foretop USS Montauk Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as captain of the foretop on board the USS Montauk, 21 September 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John H. Weeks</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag and color bearer using an empty cocked rifle while outnumbered 5 or 6.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry C. Weir</span> Army O-03Captain and Assistant Adjutant General St. Mary's Church, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George W. Welch</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Nashville, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Captured the flag of the 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Richard Welch</span> Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stephen Welch</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Dug Gap, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Risked his life in rescuing a wounded comrade under fire of the enemy.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry S. Wells</span>  Army E-01Private Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". With 2 comrades, took position in advance of the skirmish line, within short distance of the enemy's gunners, and drove them from their guns.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thomas M. Wells</span> Army Chief Bugler Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of colors of 44th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Wells</span> Army Major Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Led the second battalion of his regiment in a daring charge.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Wells</span> Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". As landsman and lookout on board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward Welsh</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James Welsh</span> Army E-01Private Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Bore off the regimental colors after the color sergeant had been wounded and the color corporal bearing the colors killed thereby saving the colors from capture.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Westerhold</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 23d Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John F. Weston</span> Army Major Near Wetumpka, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Loyd Wheaton</span> Army Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Daniel D. Wheeler</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Salem Heights, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Distinguished bravery in action where he was wounded and had a horse shot from under him.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry W. Wheeler</span> Army E-01Private First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William M. Wherry</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Script error: No such module "Dts". Displayed conspicuous coolness and heroism in rallying troops that were recoiling under heavy fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward W. Whitaker</span> Army O-03Captain Reams Station, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While acting as an aide voluntarily carried dispatches from the commanding general to Gen. 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Adam White</span> Army E-04Corporal Hatcher's Run, Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">J. Henry White</span> Army E-01Private Rappanhannock Station, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". At the imminent risk of his life, crawled to a nearby spring within the enemy's range and exposed to constant fire filled a large number of canteens, and returned in safety to the relief of his comrades who were suffering from want of water.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joseph White</span> Navy O-03Captain of the Gun First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". and Script error: No such module "Dts". White served on board the USS New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13,14, and 15 January 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Patrick H. White</span> Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John M. Whitehead</span> Army Chaplain Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Went to the front during a desperate contest and unaided carried to the rear several wounded and helpless soldiers.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Daniel Whitfield</span> Navy Quartermaster Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank M. Whitman</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland and Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". and Script error: No such module "Dts". Was among the last to leave the field at Antietam and was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his comrades at the imminent risk of his own. At Spotsylvania was foremost in line in the assault, where he lost a leg.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Whitmore</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Fort Blakely, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William G. Whitney</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". As the enemy were about to charge, this officer went outside the temporary Union works among the dead and wounded enemy and at great exposure to himself cut off and removed their cartridge boxes, bringing the same within the Union lines, the ammunition being used with good effect in again repulsing the attack.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward N. Whittier</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew J. Widick</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Franklin L. Wilcox</span> Navy Ordinary Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Wilcox</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James Wiley</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of a Georgia regiment.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George Wilhelm</span> Army O-03Captain Champion Hill, or Bakers Creek, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Having been badly wounded in the breast and captured, he made a prisoner of his captor and brought him into camp.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Henry Wilkes</span> Navy Landsman U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 Script error: No such module "Dts". Wilkes served on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate Ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Perry Wilkes</span> Navy Pilot USS Signal Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as pilot on board the USS Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Leander A. Wilkins</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Recaptured the colors of 21st Massachusetts Infantry in a hand_to_hand encounter.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Orlando B. Willcox</span> Army Colonel First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Led repeated charges until wounded and taken prisoner.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Anthony Williams</span> Navy Sailmaker's Mate First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as sailmaker's mate on board the USS Pontoosuc during the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, 24 December 1864 to 22 February 1865.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Augustus Williams</span> Navy Seaman Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Santiago de Cuba during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, on 15 January 1865.
Elwood N. Williams <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Elwood N. Williams</span> Army E-01Private Shiloh, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the line of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">George C. Williams</span> Army Quartermaster Sergeant Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While on duty with the wagon train as quartermaster sergeant he voluntarily left his place of safety in the rear, joined a company, and fought with distinguished gallantry through the action.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Williams</span> Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Mohican Script error: No such module "Dts". O-03Captain of an 11-inch gun aboard the USS Mohican during action of the main squadron of ships against the heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, and against ships of the Confederate Fleet, 7 November 1861.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Williams</span> Navy O-03Captain of the Maintop USS Pawnee Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving as captain of the maintop of the USS 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Williams</span> Navy Seaman USS Commodore Perry Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Commodore Perry in the attack upon Franklin, Virginia, 3 October 1862.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Le Roy Williams</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with 4 companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged. Grave is located at Oakwood Cemetery (Niagara Falls, NY)
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Peter Williams</span> Navy Seaman USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving on board the USS Ironclad Steamer Monitor, Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Robert Williams</span> Navy Signal Quartermaster USS Benton Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving as quartermaster on board the USS Benton during the Yazoo River Expedition, 23 to 27 December 1862.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Williams</span> Navy Landsman USS Lehigh Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Lehigh, Charleston Harbor, 16 November 1863, during the hazardous task of freeing the Lehigh, which had been grounded, and was under heavy enemy fire from Fort Moultrie.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Williams</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily went beyond the lines to observe the enemy; also aided a wounded comrade.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James A. Williamson</span> Army Colonel Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Led his regiment against a superior force, strongly entrenched, and held his ground when all support had been withdrawn.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Richard Willis</span> Navy Coxswain First and Second Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina Script error: No such module "Dts". and Script error: No such module "Dts". Willis served on board the USS New Ironsides during action in several attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13, 14 and 15 January 1865.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward B. Williston</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Distinguished gallantry.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles E. Wilson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Charged the enemy's works, colors in hand, and had 2 horses shot from under him.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Christopher W. Wilson</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Francis A. Wilson</span> Army E-04Corporal Third Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Was among the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and himself captured a gun of the 2 batteries captured.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Wilson</span> Army E-05Sergeant Chamberlains Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". With the assistance of one comrade, headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting 2 of his color bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.
John A. Wilson <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John A. Wilson</span> Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John M. Wilson</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Remained on duty, while suffering from an acute illness and very weak, and participated in the action of that date.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William W. Winegar</span> Army Lieutenant Battle of Five Forks, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While advancing in front of his company and alone, he found himself surrounded by the enemy. He accosted a nearby enemy flag_bearer demanding the surrender of the group. His effective firing of one shot so demoralized the unit that it surrendered with flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Lewis S. Wisner</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While serving as an engineer officer voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy's fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Withington</span> Army O-03Captain First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Remained on the field under heavy fire to succor his superior officer.
John Wollam <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Wollam</span> Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">H. Clay Wood</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. Script error: No such module "Dts". Distinguished gallantry.
Mark Wood <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mark Wood</span> Army E-01Private Great Locomotive Chase, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". 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.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Richard H. Wood</span> Army O-03Captain Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Robert B. Wood</span> Navy Coxswain USS Mount Washington Script error: No such module "Dts". Attached to the USS Minnesota and temporarily serving on the USS Mount Washington, during action against the enemy in the Nansemond River, 14 April 1863.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William H. Woodall</span> Army Civilian scout Appomattox campaign Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade. Medal was deemed unwarranted in 1916, restored in Jun 1989 by the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Eri D. Woodbury</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alonzo Woodruff</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Went to the assistance of a wounded and overpowered comrade, and in a hand_to_hand encounter effected his rescue.
75px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Carle A. Woodruff</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant Newbys Crossroads, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". While in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Daniel A. Woods</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 18th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Samuel Woods</span> Navy Seaman USS Mount Washington Script error: No such module "Dts". As captain of the gun, serving temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington, during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Evan M. Woodward</span> Army O-02First Lieutenant and Adjutant Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Advanced between the lines, demanded and received the surrender of the 19th Georgia Infantry and captured their battle flag.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John Woon</span> Navy Boatswain's Mate USS Pittsburg Script error: No such module "Dts". Serving on board the USS Pittsburg, Mississippi River, 29 April 1863.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Charles B. Woram</span> Navy Seaman Fort Morgan, Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. Script error: No such module "Dts". Served on board the USS Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joseph Wortick</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." Last name sometimes spelled "Wertick"
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William J. Wray</span> Army E-05Sergeant Battle of Fort Stevens, D.C. Script error: No such module "Dts". Rallied the company at a critical moment during a change of position under fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Albert D. Wright</span> Army O-03Captain Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Advanced beyond the enemy's lines, capturing a stand of colors and its color guard; was severely wounded.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward Wright</span> Navy Quartermaster USS Cayuga Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". On board the USS Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Robert Wright</span> Army E-01Private Chapel House, Farm, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in action.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Samuel Wright</span> Army E-04Corporal Nolensville, Tenn. Script error: No such module "Dts". Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Samuel C. Wright</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Antietam, Maryland Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Wright</span> Navy Yeoman USS Monticello Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Served as yeoman on board the USS Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, 23 to 25 June 1864.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jacob F. Yeager</span> Army E-01Private Buzzard's Roost, Georgia Script error: No such module "Dts". Seized a shell with fuze burning that had fallen in the ranks of his company and threw it into a stream, thereby probably saving his comrades from injury
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew J. Young</span> Army E-05Sergeant Paines Crossroads, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capturing the enemy flag
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Benjamin F. Young</span> Army E-04Corporal Second Battle of Petersburg, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Capture of flag of 35th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.)
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Cavalry M. Young</span> Army E-05Sergeant Osage, Kans. Script error: No such module "Dts". Gallantry in capturing General Cabell.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edward B. Young</span> Navy Coxswain Aboard the [[USS Galena (1862)|USS GalenaTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory, Battle of Mobile Bay Script error: No such module "Dts". For his actions during the attack on enemy forts at Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Horatio N. Young</span> Navy Seaman Aboard the [[USS Lehigh (1863)|USS LehighTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory, Charleston Harbor Script error: No such module "Dts". For freeing his grounded ship while under fire.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James M. Young</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Wilderness, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". With 2 companions, voluntarily went forward in the forest to reconnoiter the enemy's position, was fired upon and one of his companions disabled. Pvt. Young took the wounded man upon his back and, under fire, carried him within the Union lines.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">William Young</span> Navy Boatswain's Mate Aboard the [[USS Cayuga (1861)|USS CayugaTemplate:Square bracket closeTemplate:Ship/maintenancecategory, Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip Script error: No such module "Dts". – Script error: No such module "Dts". Young calmly manned a Parrott gun throughout the action in which attempts by three rebel steamers to butt and board were thwarted and the ships driven off or captured, 11 gunboats were successfully engaged and garrisons forced to surrender.
John L. Younker <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John L. Younker</span> Army E-01Private Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia Script error: No such module "Dts". Voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.

References

  1. Defense link Medal of Honor history
  2. Porter, Naval History, p. 732.
  • "Who's Who list of Marines". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  • "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
    • "Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor statistics. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
    • "Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  • Porter, David D. The Naval History of the Civil War Castle, Secaucus, NJ, 1984, Template:Catalog lookup linkScript error: No such module "check isxn"..