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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.

Juniata County, Pennsylvania


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




JUNIATA COUNTY, PA



ROHM, FERDINAND F.: Chief Bugler, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864. Citation given: 16 October 1897. While his regiment was retiring under fire voluntarily remained behind to succor a wounded officer who was in great danger, secured assistance, and removed the officer to a place of safety. Born August 30, 1843, died November 24, 1917, buried Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, PA.

THOMPSON, JAMES B.: Sergeant, Company G, 1st Pennsylvania Rifles. Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863. Citation given: 1 December 1864. Capture of flag of 15th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.). Born 1843, died August 31, 1875, buried Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, Juniata County, Pa.






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