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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.
Wayne County, Pennsylvania
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WAYNE COUNTY, PA
PAYNE, IRVIN C.: Corporal, Company M, 2nd New York Cavalry. Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Citation: 3 May 1865. Capture of Virginia State colors.
SHOPP, GEORGE J.: Equinunk, Private, Company E, 191st Pennsylvania Infantry/a>. Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865. Citation: 27 April 1865. Capture of flag.
DELANEY, JOHN C.: Honesdale, born in Ireland. Sergeant, Company I, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry. Danby's mills, Va., 6 February 1860. Citation: 29 August 1894. Sprang between the lines and brought out a wounded comrade about to be burned in the brush.
MURPHY, EDWARD F.: Corporal, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Milk River, Colo., 29 September 1879. Citation: 23 April 1880 for gallantry in action.
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