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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 08:29 pm
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The first MOH were given to some of Andrews' Raiders.  Parrott was the first to have one put around his neck.  I believe though that some were given later for deeds done before the Raiders were honored in 1863.

Here is the cititation for Ames

AMES, ADELBERT

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Artillery. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861. Entered service at: Rockland, Maine. Birth: East Thomaston, Maine. Date of issue: 22 June 1894. Citation: remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.


check website : http://www.history.army.mil/moh.html    Comes in handy when Joe throws one of those medal of honor questions at us.


Susan

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