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Bay State

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Massachusetts

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2   MOH Recipients Currently Live In Massachusetts

263 Medals of Honor are Accredited to Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts is the home state of the legendary general and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Nelson A. Miles.

  • Half of Massachusetts' Medals of Honor were awarded for action during the Civil War (131).

  • Massachusetts' William Carney was the first Black American to perform a Medal of Honor action.   (Click on the Green Button to read his story.)

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"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 Massachusetts we have divided the Recipients into three separate pages.

Civil War
(112)

Other Wars
(81)

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

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Adams, John Gregory Bishop

Army

Groveland, MA

W. Newbury, MA

Allen, Nathaniel M.

Army

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Anderson, Frederick Charles

Army

Boston, MA

Dedham, MA

Arthur, Matthew

Navy

Scotland

Boston, MA

Atkinson, Thomas E.

Navy

Salem, MA

Massachusetts

Barnum, James

Navy

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Baybutt, Philip

Army

Manchester, England

Fall River, MA

Bazar, Philip

Navy

Chile

New Bedford, MA

Bickford, John F.

Navy

Tremont, ME

Boston, MA

Bois, Frank

Navy

Quebec, Canada

Northampton, MA

Bond, William S.

Navy

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Boody, Robert M.

Army

Lemington, ME

Amesbury, MA

Boss, Orlando Phidelio

Army

Fitchburg, MA

Fitchburg, MA

Brennan, Christopher

Navy

Ireland

Boston, MA

Brown, John Harties

Army

N.B. (New Brunswick), Canada

Charlestown, MA

Bryant, Andrew Symmes

Army

Springfield, MA

Springfield, MA

Carnie, William Harvey

Army

Norfolk, VA

New Bedford, MA

Casey, David P.

Army

Ireland

Northbridge, MA

Chandler, Henry Flint

Army

Andover, MA

Andover, MA

Chandler, James B. (John B.)

Navy

Plymouth, MA

Boston, MA

Cosgrove, Thomas

Army

County Galway, Ireland

East Stoughton, MA

Deane, John Milton

Army

Assonet, MA

Freetown, MA

Decastro, Joseph H.

Army

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Deland, Frederick Nelson

Army

Sheffield, MA

Great Barrington, MA

Dennis, Richard

Navy

Charlestown, MA

Boston, MA

Downey, William

Army

Ireland

Fall River, MA

Duffey (Duffy), John

Army

New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, MA

Duncan, Adam

Navy

Maine

Boston, MA

Eddy, Samuel E.

Army

Whitingham, VT

Chesterfield, MA

Elliott, Russell C.

Army

Concord, NH

Boston, MA

Ellsworth, Thomas Foulds

Army

Ipswich, MA

Boston, MA

**Falls, Benjamin Frank

Army

Portsmouth, NH

Lynn, MA

Ferris, Eugene W.

Army

Springfield, VT

Lowell, MA

Fitzpatrick, Thomas

Navy

Canada

Taunton, MA

Foy, Charles H.

Navy

Portsmouth, NH

Springfield, MA

Frisbee, John B.

Navy

Phippsburg, ME

Brookline, MA

Gardner, Charles N.

Army

South Scituate, MA

Scituate, MA

Gardner, Robert J.

Army

Livingston, NY

Egremont, MA

Gaylord, Levi B.

Army

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Gifford, David L.

Army

Dartmouth, MA

New Bedford, MA

Gile, Frank S.

Navy

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Grace, Peter

Army

Berkshire, MA

Berkshire, MA

Griffiths, John

Navy

Wales

Massachusetts

Griswold, Luke M.

Navy

Massachusetts

Springfield, MA

Hamilton, Thomas W.

Navy

Scotland

Weymouth, MA

Harbourne, John H.

Army

England

Readville, MA

Harcourt, Thomas

Navy

Boston, MA

Massachusetts

Harrington, Daniel C.

Navy

Ireland

Massachusetts

Harris, Moses

Army

Andover, NH

Boston, MA

Harrison, George H.

Navy

Middleton, MA

Somerset, MA

Haskell, Marcus M.

Army

Chelsea, MA

Chelsea, MA

Hathaway, Edward W.

Navy

Plymouth, MA

Plymouth, MA

Hayes, John

Navy

N.F. - Brogus, Canada

New Bedford, MA

Holehouse, James

Army

Stockport, England

Fall River, MA

Homan, Conrad

Army

Roxbury, MA

Boston, MA

Hooker, George White

Army

Salem, NY

Boston, MA

Horton, James (Joseph)

Navy

England

Massachusetts

Horton, Lewis Augustine

Navy

Bristol County, MA

Taunton, MA

Howard, Peter

Navy

France

Boston, MA

Howe, William H.

Army

Haverhill, MA

Boston, MA

Hunter, Charles Adams

Army

Spencer, MA

Spencer, MA

James, John H.

Navy

Boston, MA

Massachusetts

Jellison, Benjamin H.

Army

Newburyport, MA

Newburyport, MA

Johns, Henry T.

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Hinsdale, MA

Jones, John

Navy

Bridgeport, CT

Acton, MA

Karpeles, Leopold

Army

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Springfield, MA

Kenna, Barnett

Navy

Canterbury, England

Newburyport, MA

Laffey, Bartlett

Navy

Galway, Ireland

Boston, MA

Leonard, Edwin

Army

Agawam, MA

Agawam, MA

Logan, Hugh

Navy

Ireland

Boston, MA

Lord, William

Army

Bradford, England

Lawrence, MA

Lovering, George Mason

Army

Springfield, NH

East Randolph, MA

Lunt, Alphonso M.

Army

Berwick, ME

Cambridge, MA

Luther, James Hezikiah

Army

Dighton, MA

Taunton, MA

Lyons, Thomas G.

Navy

Salem, MA

Massachusetts

Mahoney, Jeremiah

Army

Fall River, MA

Manning, Joseph S.

Army

Ipswich, MA

Boston, MA

Marland, William

Army

Andover, MA

Andover, MA

Maxham, Lowell Mason

Army

Carver, MA

Taunton, MA

Maynard, George Henry

Army

Waltham, MA

Boston, MA

McDonald, John

Navy

Perth, Scotland

Boston, MA

McFarland, John C.

Navy

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Miles, Nelson Appleton

Army

Westminster, MA

Roxbury, MA

Miller, James

Navy

Denmark

Boston, MA

Moore, George

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Boston, MA

Moore, William

Navy

Boston, MA

Massachusetts

Murphy, Daniel J.

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Lowell, MA

Murphy, Dennis J. F.

Army

County Cork, Ireland

Lowell, MA

Newland, William D.

Navy

Medway, MA

Massachusetts

Nugent, Christopher

USMC

County Cavan, Ireland

Massachusetts

O'Brien, Oliver Albert

Navy

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Osborne, William Henry

Army

Scituate, MA

East Bridgewater, MA

Parker, William

Navy

Boston, MA

Massachusetts

Pinkham, Charles H.

Army

Grafton, MA

Worcester, MA

Plunkett, Thomas

Army

Ireland

West Boylston, MA

Prance, George

Navy

France

Boston, MA

Preston, John

Navy

Ireland

Boston, MA

Province, George

Navy

Newport, RI

Boston, MA

Reed, Charles Wellington

Army

Charlestown, MA

Malden, MA

Regan, Jeremiah

Navy

Boston, MA

Boston, MA

Rice, Edmund

Army

Brighton, MA

Cambridge, MA

Rich, Carlos H.

Army

Canada

Northfield, MA

Robinson, John H.

Army

Ireland

Roxbury, MA

Rountry, John

Navy

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Saunders, James

Navy

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

Savage, Auzella

Navy

Anson, ME

Boston, MA

Saxton, Jr., Rufus

Army

Greenfield, MA

Deerfield, MA

Scanlan (Scanlon), Patrick

Army

Ireland

Spencer, MA

Schwenk, Martin

Army

Baden, Germany

Boston, MA

Sladen, Joseph Alton

Army

Rockdale, England

Lowell, MA

Smith, John

Navy

Boston, MA

Massachusetts

Stanley, William A.

Navy

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Stevens (Stephens), Daniel Dickerson

Navy

La Grange, TN

Massachusetts

Strong, James N.

Army

Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

Swanson, John

Navy

Gothenburg, Sweden

Massachusetts

Swatton, Edward

Navy

New York, NY

Boston, MA

Sweatt, Joseph Sewell Gerrish

Army

Boscawen, NH

Lowell, MA

Taggart, Charles A.

Army

Blandford, MA

Otis, MA

Talbott (Talbot), William

Navy

England

Boston, MA

Terry, John Darling

Army

Montville, ME

Boston, MA

Thielberg, Henry

Navy

Germany

Dudley, MA

Thompson, William

Navy

Cape May County, NJ

Boston, MA

Tobin, John Michael

Army

Waterford, Ireland

Boston, MA

Tracy, Charles H.

Army

Jewett City, CT

Springfield, MA

Walsh, John

Army

Tipperary, Ireland

Springfield, MA

Warren, Francis Emroy

Army

Hinsdale, MA

Hinsdale, MA

Welch, Richard

Army

Ireland

Williamstown, MA

Whitman, Frank M.

Army

Woodstock, ME

Ayersville, MA

Williams, Augustus

Navy

Kristiansand, Norway

Massachusetts

Wright, Samuel Cole

Army

Plympton, MA

Plympton, MA

 

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