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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.

Crawford County, Pennsylvania


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



CRAWFORD COUNTY, PA



HUIDEKOPER, HENRY S.: Meadville, Lieutenant Colonel, 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., 1 July 1863. Citation given: 27 May 1905. While engaged in repelling an attack of the enemy, received a severe wound of the right arm, but instead of retiring remained at the front in command of the regiment.










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