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PA Civil War Medal of Honor RecipientsThe 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.
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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DELAWARE COUNTY, PA
ENGLE, JAMES E.: Chester, Sergeant, Company I, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Bermuda Hundred, Va., 18 May 1864. Citation given: 17 December 1896. Responded to a call for volunteers to carry ammunition to the regiment on the picket line and under a heavy fire from the enemy assisted in carrying a box of ammunition to the front and remained to distribute the same.
ROOSEVELT, GEORGE W.: Chester, First Sergeant, Company K. 26th Pennsylvania Infantry. Bull Run, Va., 30 August 1862. Gettysburg, Pa. 2 July, 1863. Citation given: 2 July 1887. At Bull Run, Va., recaptured the colors, which had been seized by the enemy. At Gettysburg captured a Confederate color bearer and color, in which effort he was severely wounded.
WALTON, GEORGE W.: Chester, Private, Company C, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. Fort Hell, Petersburg, Va., 29 August 1864. Citation given: 6 August 1902. Went outside the trenches, under heavy fire at short range, and rescued a comrade who had been wounded and thrown out of the trench by an exploding shell.
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