Category Archives: Congressional Medal of Honor

Staff Sergeant Robert Miller Receives Medal of Honor

As I mentioned in a recent post, courage, valor and love of country transcends time. The Bible clearly states that “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13. Green … Continue reading

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First Living Soldier Since Vietnam to Receive Medal of Honor

Courage, patriotism, thinking clearly under fire and dedication to one’s fellow soldiers transcends history.  Simply put, bravery is bravery no matter when – or where – it happens.  A Civil War infantryman that demonstrates courage under fire is no different … Continue reading

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Eri Woodbury, First Lieutenant – 1st Vermont Cavalry

Eri D. Woodbury was born on May 30, 1837, to Henry Woodbury and Hannah Davidson Woodbury, at Francetown, New Hampshire.    He would enlist in the 1st Vermont Cavalry, on December 14, 1863, as a private in Company E.  Woodbury was a graduate … Continue reading

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John C. Black – Lieutenant Colonel 37th Illinois Infantry

With a short narrative of the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas I recently finished reading Professor William L. Shea’s newest book, “Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign.”  This is an excellent book on the little known Battle of Prairie … Continue reading

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Seymour H. Hall – Captain Co. F 121st New York Infantry

Seymour “Hiram” Hall was born in Barkersville, New York on September 26, 1835.  Little is known of Hiram’s early life.  With the outbreak of the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia volunteers on April 15, 1861, … Continue reading

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James Wiley, Sergeant 59th New York

James Barton Wiley was born in Ohio between 1836 and 1838.  By 1850 he was living with his parents, Jacob and Mary Wiley, in Noble, Ohio.  He was the oldest of seven siblings.  He was the only son of Jacob … Continue reading

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Patrick DeLacey, First Sergeant – 143d Pennsylvania

Patrick DeLacey was born on November 25, 1835 near Carbondale, Pennsylvania.  Not much is known about DeLacey’s early life and education.  DeLacey would enlist in Company A, 143d Pennsylvania Infantry on August 26, 1862.(i)  His rank upon enlistment was sergeant.  … Continue reading

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Francis A. Waller – Corporal 6th Wisconsin

Francis A. Waller was born on August 15, 1840 in Gurneyville, Ohio.  Waller moved to Vernon County, Wisconsin in 1853.  After the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, on April 12, 1861, Abraham Lincoln would issue a proclamation, on April 15, … Continue reading

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Henry H. Taylor, Sergeant Co. C – 45th Illinois Infantry

Henry H. Taylor was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, near Galena, on July 4, 1841, to John W. Taylor and Temperance Stringfield.  Taylor would enlist, on May 9, 1861, after Abraham Lincoln’s call for 75,000 state militia, after the … Continue reading

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James M. Pipes – Captain

James Milton Pipes was born in Dotysburg, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1840.(i)  The son of Washington Pipes, and Cynthia Clark, his great-grandfather was Captain John Pipes, Jr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War.  Very little is known about the early life … Continue reading

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