Medal of Honor: Henry W. Wheeler

2 09 2008

Rank: Private

Organization: Company A, 2nd Maine Infantry

Entered Service: Bangor, ME

Birth: Fort Smith, AR

Date Medal Issued: 5 April 1898

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Voluntarily accompanied his commanding officer and assisted in removing the dead and wounded from the field under a heavy fire of artillery and musketry.

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Medal of Honor: Charles F. Rand

2 09 2008

Rank: Private

Organization: Company K, 12th New York Infantry

Entered Service: Batavia, NY

Birth: Batavia, NY

Date Medal Issued: 23 October 1897

Date of Action: 18 July 1861

Place of Action: Blackburn’s Ford, VA

Citation: Remained in action when a part of his regiment broke in disorder, joined another company, and fought with it through the remainder of the engagement.

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Medal of Honor: Charles J. Murphy

2 09 2008

Rank: First Lieutenant and Quartermaster

Organization: 38th New York Infantry

Entered Service: ?

Birth: England

Date Medal Issued: 5 April 1898

Date of Action: 21 July 1861

Place of Action: Bull Run, VA

Citation: Took a rifle and voluntarily fought with his regiment in the ranks; when the regiment was forced back, voluntarily remained on the field caring for the wounded, and was there taken prisoner.

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