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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 and intrepidity 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.

Beaver County, Pennsylvania


NOTE: An asterisk (*) denotes a posthumous award.



BEAVER COUNTY, PA



CHAMBERS, JOSEPH B.: Private, Company F, 100th Pennsylvania Infantry. Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865. Citation given: 27 July 1871, for capture of colors of 1st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).

DUNCAN, JAMES K. L.: Frankfort, Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Aboard USS Fort Hindman, two March 1864. Citation given: 16 April 1864. Served on board the U.S.S. Fort Hindman during the engagement near Harrisonburg, La., 2 March 1864. Following a shellburst at one of the guns which started a fire at the cartridge tie, Duncan immediately seized the burning cartridge, took it from the gun and threw it overboard, despite the immediate danger to himself. Carrying out his duties through the entire engagement, Duncan served courageously during this action in which the Fort Hindman was raked severely with shot and shell from the enemy guns.

ELLIOTT, ALEXANDER: Sergeant, Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Paines Crossroads, Va., 5 April 1865. Citation given: 3 May 1865. Capture of flag.

PEIRSOL, JAMES K.: Sergeant, Company F, 13th Ohio Cavalry. Paines Crossroads, Va., 5 April 1865. Citation given: 3 May 1865. Capture of flag.

REISINGER, J. MONROE: Corporal, Company H, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Citation given: Date Unknown. Specially brave and meritorious conduct in the face of the enemy. Awarded under Act of Congress, January 25, 1907.

TWEEDALE, JOHN: Frankfort, Private, Company B, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862 to 1 January 1863. Citation given: 18 November 1887. Gallantry in action.






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