Butler County Pennsylvania Soldiers in the Civil War
Butler County PA Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients
The Medal of Honor, established by joint resolution of Congress, 12 July 1862 is awarded in the name of Congress to a person who, while a member of the Armed Services, distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of service is exacted and each recommendation for award of this decoration is considered on the standard of extraordinary merit. A large percent of Medal of Honor recipients were awarded for action involving flags.
Butler County PA Civil War Soldier Biographies
Many biographies have genealogy info going back many generations and often include the country of origin of the original family immigrant. In addition to battles fought, injuries and POW info, if any, biographies of Pennsylvania Civil War soldiers and officers has genealogy data such as birthplace and birth date, parents, spouse, children, residence and occupation before and after the War.
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