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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 08:53 pm
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Susan,
1st Manassas was July 1861, Lincoln did not sign legislation authorizing the Army version of the MOH until may 1862... almost a full year later... so it had to be issued retroactively. You are right about Andrews Raiders receiving the first ones, but not apparently the ones for the earliest action..

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