Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients

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The Medal of Honor is The Highest Award given to military personnel by the United States government, bestowed upon those who have shown courageous behavior, leadership, and valor at its highest level—above and beyond the call of duty.

Since its Inception During the Civil War, 3,447 men and one woman have been awarded the Medal. These soldiers are the greatest heroes this nation has ever seen, and with the exception of their families, almost no ...

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Overview

The Medal of Honor is The Highest Award given to military personnel by the United States government, bestowed upon those who have shown courageous behavior, leadership, and valor at its highest level—above and beyond the call of duty.

Since its Inception During the Civil War, 3,447 men and one woman have been awarded the Medal. These soldiers are the greatest heroes this nation has ever seen, and with the exception of their families, almost no one knows their names or has heard of their deeds.

Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients, by Charles Hannah, celebrates the unsung heroes of the Battle of Gettysburg and what they did to earn the nation's highest military honor. Readers will be enlightened and inspired by these accounts of bravery, sacrifice, and patriotism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599553023
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 271
  • Sales rank: 1,377,602
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

The Battle 1

The First Day 5

Jefferson Coates 9

Richard Enderlin 11

Edward L. Gilligan 15

Henry Shippen Huidekoper 19

Francis Irsch 25

James Monroe Reisinger 29

James May Rutter 33

Alfred Jacob Sellers 35

Francis A. Waller 39

The Second Day 43

Nathaniel M. Allen 47

Hugh Carey 49

Casper R. Carlisle 51

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 53

Harrison Clark 63

John B. Fassett 67

Chester S. Furman 71

John W. Hart 75

Thomas Horan 77

Wallace William Johnson 81

Edward M. Knox 83

John Lonergan 87

George W. Mears 91

Harvey May Munsell 95

James Milton Pipes 99

James Parke Postles 105

James Jackson Purman 109

Charles Wellington Reed 115

George Washington Roosevelt 29

James Levi Roush 131

Daniel Edgar Sickles 133

Thaddeus S. Smith 141

Charles Stacey 143

Andrew Jackson Tozier 147

The Third Day 151

Elijah William Bacon 153

Georg G. Benedict 155

Morris Brown Jr 159

John K. Clopp 165

Joseph H. De Castro 167

George Henry Dore 169

Benjamin Frank Falls 171

Christopher Flynn 173

Frederick W. Fuger 175

William Bliss Hincks 183

Benjamin H. Jellison 187

John B. Mayberry 189

Bernard McCarren 191

John G. Miller 193

William Edward Miller 197

Henry D. O'Brien 201

George Crawford Piatt 207

William H. Raymond 209

Edmund Rice 213

James Richmond 221

John H. Robinson 229

Oliver P. Rood 231

Martin Schwenk 233

Marshall Sherman 235

James B. Thompson 237

Wheelock G. Veazy 239

Jerry C. Wall 241

Alexander S. Webb 243

William Wells 249

James Wiley 251

The Aftermath 253

Appendices

Appendix A Medal Statistics 259

Appendix B Bibliography 262

Appendix C Photo Credits 265

Index 266

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