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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.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania

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


BREST, LEWIS F.: Mercer, Private, Company D, 57th Pennsylvania Infantry. Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Citation given: 10 May 1865, for capture of flag.

ELLIS, HORACE: Private, Company A, 7th Wisconsin Infantry. Weldon Railroad, Va., 21 August 1864. Citation given: December 1864. Capture of flag of 16th Mississippi (C.S.A.).

HAWKINS, Martin J.: Corporal, Company A, 33rd Ohio Infantry. Georgia, April 1862. Citation given: September 1863. One of the 19 of 22 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. (The movie "The Great Locomotive Chase" was based on this incident. Hawkins' comrade, Jacob Parrott was the first man to wear the MOH and Hawkins was in the first group to be given the MOH)

MORFORD, JEROME: Private, Company K, 55th Illinois Infantry. Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Citation given: 2 September 1893. Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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