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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 10:38 pm
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Joined: Sun Sep 4th, 2005
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Bama exactly what happened .  Some men where given them years after they had done what ever the deed was that earn them the medal of honor .   Took Sickles something like 38 years to get the one he wanted for Gettysburg.  I have heard they finally gave it to him for saving Gettysburg as a national battlefield . 

Also the man who killed the man who killed Elmer Ellisworth May 24 , 1861 was later awarded a medal of honor for his actions Cpt Francis Brownell .  This would also be a pre existing deed of  awarding of medal of honor much later .


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