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Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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BETTS, CHARLES M.: Lieutenant Colonel, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Greensboro, N.C., 19 April 1865. Citation given: 10 October 1892. With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.

PURCELL, HIRAM W.: Sergeant, Company G, 104th Pennsylvania Infantry.. Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May 1862. Citation given: 12 May 1894. While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured.

SELLERS, ALFRED J.: Plumsteadville, Major, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Citation given: 21 July 1894. Voluntarily led the regiment under a withering fire to a position from which the enemy was repulsed.

THOMAS, HAMPTON S.: Quakertown, Major, 1st Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry. Amelia Springs, Va., 5 April 1865. Citation given: 15 January 1894. 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. Born November 3, 1837, died 1899, originally buried Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia; reinterred Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, PA in 1956.

WILSON, CHARLES E.: Sergeant, Company A, 1st New Jersey Cavalry. Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Citation given: 3 July 1865. Charged the enemy's works, colors in hand, and had two horses shot from under him.

JENNINGS, JAMES T.: Born in England. Private, Company K, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry.. Weldon Railroad, Va., 20 August 1864. Citation given: 1 December 1864. Capture of flag of 55th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.).

HERRON, LEANDER: Corporal, Company A, 3rd U.S. Infantry. Fort Dodge, Kans., 2 September 1868. Citation given: Date unknown while detailed as mail courier from the fort, voluntarily went to the assistance of a party of four enlisted men, who were attacked by about 50 Indians at some distance from the fort and remained with them until the party was relieved.

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