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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 08:17 pm
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Further research reveals some interesting MOH factoids..
Introduced as a naval medal in early 1861, Lincoln did not sign legislation creating an Army medal until May 1862, however reciepients from earlier battles were retroactively awarded the medal. In fact multiple medals were given for actions at 1st Manassas.
It must also be remembered that the MOH did not have the same connotation at that time as it has today

Ed

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