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Illinois

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204   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Illinois

  • More than half of Illinois Medals of Honor were awarded for service during the Civil War (112).

  • Chicago's main airport is named for Missouri Medal of Honor Recipient Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare.

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action At the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"

Due the large number of Medals of Honor accredited to Illinois we have divided the Recipients into three separate pages.

Civil War
(112)

Other Wars
(81)

Born in IL with MOHs Accredited to other States (32)

Civil War MOH Recipients

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Allen, Abner Peeler

Army

Woodford Co, IL

Bloomington, IL

Asten, Charles (Michael)

Navy

N.S. - Halifax, Canada

Chicago, IL

Ayers, John G. K.

Army

Washtenaw Co, MI

Pekin, IL

Bickford, Matthew

Army

Peoria, IL

Trivolia, IL

Black, John Charles

Army

Lexington, MO

Danville, IL

Black, William Perkins

Army

Woodford, KY

Danville, IL

Blodgett, Wells H.

Army

Downer's Grove, IL

Chicago, IL

Bourke, John Gregory

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Chicago, IL

Bowen, Elmer

Army

Erie Co, NY

Hampshire, IL

Burritt, William Wallace

Army

Campbell, NY

Chicago, IL

Callahan, John H.

Army

Shelby Co, KY

Scottville, IL

**Capron, Jr, Horace

Army

Laurel, MD

Peoria, IL

Churchill, Samuel Joseph

Army

Rutland, VT

DeKalb, IL

Colby, Carlos W.

Army

Merrimack, NH

Madison City, IL

Cook, John Henry

Army

England, England

Quincy, IL

Cox, Robert Mitchell

Army

Guernsey County, OH

Prairie City, IL

Creed, John

Army

Tipperary, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Cunningham, James Smith

Army

Washington Cnty, PA

Bloomington, IL

Darrough, John S.

Army

Maysville, KY

Concord, IL

Davis, Martin K.

Army

Marion, IL

Stonington, IL

Dickie, David

Army

Scotland

Gillespie, IL

Dow, Henry

Navy

Scotland

Illinois

Dunne, James

Army

Detroit, MI

Chicago, IL

Farquhar, John McGreath

Army

Ayr, Scotland

Chicago, IL

Ferrell, John H.

Navy

Bedford County, TN

Illinois

Fisher, John H.

Army

Monmouth, PA

Chicago, IL

Fox, Henry

Army

Reuthingen, Germany

Lincoln, IL

Fraser, William W.

Army

Burn Brac, Scotland

Alton, IL

Gage, Richard J.

Army

Grafton County, NH

Ottawa, IL

Geschwind, Nicholas

Army

France

Pleasant Hill, IL

Goldsbery (Goldsberry), Andrew E.

Army

St. Charles, IL

St. Charles, IL

Gould, Newton Thomas

Army

Elk Grove, IL

Elk Grove, IL

Haney, Milton Lorenzi

Army

Savannah, OH

Bushnell, IL

Hapeman, Douglas

Army

Ephrata, NY

Ottawa, IL

**Hardenbergh, Henry M.

Army

Noble County, IN

Bremen, IL

Henry, James

Army

Sunfish, OH

Kankakee, IL

Higgins, Thomas J.

Army

Riverlequerre, Canada

Barry, IL

Highland, Patrick

Army

Tipperary, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Holland, Lemuel F.

Army

Burlington, OH

Tiskilwa, IL

Houghton, George L.

Army

Yarmouth, west,

Brookfield, IL

Howe, Orion P.

Army

Hiram, OH

Waukegan, IL

Hughey, John P.

Army

Louisville, KY

Anna, IL

Hyatt, Theodore

Army

Pennsylvania

Gardner, IL

Hyland, John

Navy

Ireland

Illinois

Hymer, Samuel

Army

Harrison County, IN

Rushville, IL

Johns, Elisha

Army

Clinton, OH

Martinton, IL

Johnson, Andrew

Army

Delaware County, OH

Assumption, IL

Johnston, David H.

Army

Indiana County, PA

Warsaw, IL

Johnston, William P.

Navy

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Josselyn, Simeon T.

Army

Buffalo, NY

Amboy, IL

Kelley, Leverett Mansfield

Army

Schenectady, NY

Rutland, IL

Kloth, Charles H.

Army

Europe

Chicago, IL

Kretsinger, George

Army

Fairfield, NY

Chicago, IL

Labill (Labille), Joseph S.

Army

Belgium

Vandalia, IL

Larrabee, James W.

Army

Rensselaer County, NY

Mendota, IL

Lower, Robert A.

Army

Illinois

Elmwood, IL

Lucas, George Washington

Army

Adams County, IL

Mount Sterling, IL

Marsh, George

Army

Brookfield, IL

Brookfield, IL

Martin, William

Navy

New York, NY

Cairo, IL

McConnell, Samuel

Army

Belmont County, OH

Bushnell, IL

McCormick, Michael

Navy

Ireland

Chicago, IL

McCornack, Andrew

Army

Kane, IL

Rutland, IL

McDonald, John Wade

Army

Lancaster, OH

Waynesville, IL

McGraw, Thomas

Army

Ireland

Chicago, IL

McGuire, Patrick

Army

Ireland

Chicago, IL

McKeen, Nineveh S.

Army

Marshall, IL

Marshall, IL

Merrifield, James K.

Army

Hyde Park, PA

Manlius, IL

Miller, Henry August

Army

Germany

Decatur, IL

Miller, Jacob C.

Army

Bellevue, OH

Elgin, IL

Molloy, Hugh

Navy

County Wexford, Ireland

Joliet, IL

Moore, Wilbur F.

Army

Lebanon, IL

Lebanon, IL

Morford, Jerome

Army

Mercer County, PA

Bridgers County, IL

Murphy, Robinson Barr

Army

Oswego, IL

Oswego, IL

Murphy, Thomas C.

Army

Ireland

Pekin, IL

Newman, Marcellus J.

Army

Richview, IL

Richview, IL

Noble, Daniel

Navy

Bath County, KY

Chicago, IL

O'Dea, John

Army

Limerick, Ireland

Bloomington, IL

O'Donnell, Menomen

Army

Drumbarty, Ireland

Sumner, IL

Palmer, George Henry

Army

New York, NY

Monmouth, IL

Parks, James W.

Army

Lawrence County, OH

Xenia, IL

Payne, Thomas H. L.

Army

Boston Suffolk Cnty, MA

Mendota, IL

Pentzer, Patrick Henry

Army

Marion County, MO

Gillespie, IL

Pike, Edward M.

Army

Casco, ME

Bloomington, IL

Post, Philip Sidney

Army

Florida, NY

Galesburg, IL

Powers, Wesley James

Army

ONT - Orono, Canada

Virgil, IL

Putnam, Winthrop D.

Army

Southbridge, MA

Peoria, IL

Rebmann, George F.

Army

Schuyler, IL

Rushville, IL

Reed, William

Army

Union County, PA

Pekin, IL

Rundle, Charles Wesley

Army

Covington, KY

Oakley, IL

Sanford, Jacob

Army

Fulton County, IL

Prairie City, IL

Schenck, Benjamin W.

Army

Butler County, OH

Maroa, IL

Schofield, John McAllister

Army

Gerry, NY

Freeport, IL

Shapland, John

Army

Barnstable, England

Ottawa, IL

Simmons, William Thomas

Army

Greene County, IL

Springfield, IL

Slagle, Oscar

Army

Fulton County, OH

Manlius, IL

Smalley, Reuben S.

Army

Washington County, PA

Brookfield, IL

Spalding, Edward Burson

Army

Byron, IL

Rockford, IL

Sprague, Benona

Army

Satina Onondaga Cnty, NY

Cheney Grove, IL

Stephens, William G.

Army

New York, NY

Chicago, IL

Stockman, George Henry

Army

Muenden, Germany

Chicago, IL

Stokes, George

Army

England

Jerseyville, IL

Taylor, Henry H.

Army

Galena, IL

Galena, IL

Toomer, William

Army

Dublin, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Vernay, James David

Army

Lacon, IL

Lacon, IL

Ward, Thomas J.

Army

Romney, WV

Decatur, IL

Warden, John

Army

Cook County, IL

Lemont, IL

Wheaton, Loyd

Army

Penfield, MI

Peoria, IL

White, Patrick H.

Army

County Sligo, Ireland

Chicago, IL

Whitmore, John W.

Army

Brown County, IL

Camden, IL

Widick, Andrew J.

Army

Macon County, IL

Decatur, IL

Williams, Elwood N.

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Havana, IL

Wood, Richard H.

Army

Canton, NJ

Woodburn, IL

 

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