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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.
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
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HUNTINGDON COUNTY, PA
PORTER, HORACE: Huntingdon, Captain, Ordnance Department, U.S. Army. Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863. Citation given: 8 July 1902. While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.
WARFEL, HENRY C.: Huntingdon, Private, Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Paines Crossroads, Va., 5 April 1865. Citation given: 3 May 1865. Capture of Virginia State colors.
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