HUNLEY CREW MEMBERS THAT RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF HONOR


CSA Medals of Honor

 

During the War Between the States, a Confederate Medal of Honor never became reality. Disagreement as well as financial difficulties precluded it from coming to fruition. On July 1, 1896, General Stephen Dill Lee, one of the few remaining senior officers of the Confederate army, spoke to a group of sons of Confederate veterans who had gathered at Richmond to form a group to preserve the memory and valor of the Confederate soldier. He told the group it was their duty to present the true history of the South to future generations. This group, chartered as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was committed to that charge. In 1977, Private Samuel Davis of Coleman's Scouts, became the first to be posthumously presented the Confederate Medal of Honor. Since then, many others have been presented and those whose valor went far beyond the call of duty are finally being recognized.

Lee - Civil War
Lt Gen Stephen Dill Lee

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish.  Remember it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."

 

Roll of Honor

Colonel Leopold Ludger Armant 18th Louisiana Consolidated Regiment
April 8, 1864 - Mansfield, Louisiana
Sergeant Adam Washington Ballenger 13th South Carolina Infantry
July 28, 1864 - Deep Bottom, Virginia
Private Wilson J. Barbee 1st Texas Infantry
July 2, 1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Seaman Arnold Becker CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Private Christopher Columbus Bland 2nd North Carolina Artillery
December 24, 1864 - Fort Fisher, North Carolina
Father Emmeran Bliemel Chaplain, 10th Tennessee Infantry
August 31, 1864 - Jonesboro, Georgia
Captain Isaac Newton Brown Commander, CSS Arkansas
July 15, 1862 - Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers
Colonel Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. 26th North Carolina Infantry
July 1, 1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Corporal C. F. Carlsen CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne Cleburne's Division
November 30, 1864 - Franklin, Tennessee
Seaman F. Collins CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Adjutant Claudius Virginius Hughes Davis 22nd Mississippi Infantry
July 20, 1864 - Peach Tree Creek, Georgia
Private Samuel Davis Coleman's Scouts
November 27, 1863 - Pulaski, Tennessee
1st Lieutenant George E. Dixon CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
David Owen Dodd Military Telegrapher
January 8, 1864 - Little Rock, Arkansas
1st Lieutenant Richard William Dowling 1st Texas Heavy Artillery
September 8, 1863 - Sabine Pass, Texas
Private Lamar Fontaine Discharged soldier
May 24-May 28, 1863 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest Forrest's Cavalry
April 8, 1862 - Shiloh, Tennessee
Sergeant Robert Henry Gregg Gaines 23rd Alabama Infantry
May 16, 1863 - Bakers Creek, Mississippi
Brigadier General Richard Brooke Garnett Garnett's Brigade
July 3, 1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Brigadier General Thomas Green Green's Texas Cavalry Corps
April 12, 1864 - Blair's Landing, Louisiana
Private William Guehrs Creuzbaur's Battery, 5th Texas Artillery
May 6, 1864 - Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana
Brigadier General Wade Hampton Hampton's Brigade
July 3, 1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Private Asbury W. Hancock 19th Mississippi Infantry
May 12, 1864 - Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
Lieutenant Colonel Tazewell Lee Hargrove 44th North Carolina Regiment
June 26, 1863 - South Anna Bridge, Virginia
Juliet Opie Hopkins Nurse
June 1, 1862 - Seven Pines, Virginia
Private William A. Hughes 1st Tennessee Infantry
June 27, 1864 - Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
Private Dewitt Smith Jobe Coleman's Scouts
August 30, 1864 - Between Triune and Nolensville, Tennessee
Private James Keelan Thomas' Legion
November 8, 1861 - Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
Sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland 2nd South Carolina Infantry
December 14, 1862 - Fredericksburg, Maryland
Captain James Lile Lemon 18th Georgia Infantry
November 29, 1863 - Fort Sanders, Tennessee
David Herbert Llewellyn, M.D. Surgeon, CSS Alabama
June 19, 1864 - Off coast of Cherbourg, France, engagement with USS Kearsage
Private Tapley P. Mays 7th Virginia Infantry
May 5, 1862 - Williamsburg, Virginia
1st Lieutenant William Alexander McQueen Garden's Battery, Palmetto Light Artillery
July 3, 1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Captain John Singleton Mosby Mosby's Regulars
March 8-9, 1863 - Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
Private William Thomas Overby 43rd Virginia Cavalry
September 23, 1864 - Front Royal, Virginia
Private Benjamin Welch Owens 1st Maryland Artillery
June 15, 1863 - Stephenson's Depot, Virginia
Major John Pelham Stuart's Horse Artillery
December 13, 1862 - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Brigadier General William Dorsey Pender Pender's Brigade
May 3, 1863 - Chancellorsville, Virginia
Major General Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac Polignac's Brigade
April 8, 1864 - Mansfield, Louisiana
Lieutenant Charles William Read CSA Navy
June 6-June 27, 1863 - Cruise of the Clarence, Tacony, and Archer
1st Lieutenant William Field Rector 39th Arkansas Infantry
July 4, 1863 - Helena, Arkansas
Seaman Ridgeway CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Captain Samuel Jones Ridley 1st Mississippi Artillery
May 16, 1863 - Bakers Creek, Mississippi
Seaman C. Simpkins CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Seaman James A. Wicks CSS H. L. Hunley
February 17, 1864 - Attack on USS Housatonic outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Captain Henry Wirz Ex-Commandant, Camp Sumter, Georgia
November 10, 1865 - Washington, D.C.
1st Lieutenant Bennett Henderson Young 5th Confederate State Retributors
October 19, 1864 - St. Albans, Vermont

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