Medal of Honor: Owen McGough

1 09 2008

Rank: Corporal

Organization: Battery D, 5th US Artillery

Entered Service: ?

Born: Ireland

Date Medal Issued: 28 August 1897

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Through his personal exertions under a heavy fire, one of the guns of his battery was brought off the field; all the other guns were lost.

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Medal of Honor: Abiather J. Knowles

28 08 2008

Rank: Private

Organization: Company D, 2nd ME Infantry

Entered Service: ?

Born: LaGrange, ME

Date Medal Issued: 27 December 1894

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citiation: Removed dead and wounded under heavy fire.

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Medal of Honor: John F. Hartranft

28 08 2008

Rank: Colonel

Organization: 4th PA Militia.

Entered Service: Norristown, PA

Born: New Hanover Twp, PA

Date Medal Issued: 26 August 1886

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide and participated in the battle after expiration of his term of service, distinguishing himself in rallying several regiments which had been thrown into confusion.

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Medal of Honor: James E. Cross

28 08 2008

Rank: Corporal

Organization: Company K, 12th New York Infantry.

Entered Service: ?

Birth: Darien, NY

Date Medal Issued: 5 April 1898

Date of Action: 18 July 1861

Place of Action: Blackburn’s Ford, VA

Citation: With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.

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Medal of Honor: Walter H. Cooke

25 08 2008

Rank: Captain

Organization: Company K, 4th PA Militia

Entered Service: ?

Birth: Norristown, PA

Date Medal Issued: 19 May 1887

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide on the staff of Col. David Hunter and participated in the battle, his term of service having expired on the previous day.

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Medal of Honor: Samuel N. Benjamin

25 08 2008

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Rank: First Lieutenant

Organization: Battery B, 2d US Artillery

Entered Service: New York, NY

Birth: New York, NY

Date Medal Issued: 11 June 1877

Date of Action: Jul 1861 to May 1864

Place of Action: From Bull Run to Spotsylvania, VA

Citation: Particularly distinguished services as an artillery officer.

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Medal of Honor: Adelbert Ames

25 08 2008

Rank: First Lieutenant

Organization: 5th US Artillery, Battery D

Entered Service: Rockland, ME

Birth: East Thomaston, ME

Date Medal Issued: 22 June 1894

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

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.

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