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Free State

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Maryland

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83   Medals of Honor are Accredited to Maryland

  • During the Civil War 28 Medals of Honor were awarded for heroic actions "on the ground" in the State of Maryland.

  • Patrick Mullen of Baltimore is listed here TWICE because he is one of the very few (19 in all) Americans to receive TWO Medals of Honor.

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

 

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Civil War

Brown, William H.

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Buffington, John Ezra

Army

Carroll Co, MD

Westminster, MD

Cadwallader, Abel G.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Frederick, MD

Carr, William M.

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Carter, Joseph Franklin

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Connor, Thomas

Navy

Ireland

Baltimore, MD

Diggins, Bartholomew

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Dorsey, Decatur

Army

Howard County, MD

Baltimore, MD

Fleetwood, Christian A.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Harris, James H.

Army

St. Mary's Cnty, MD

Great Mills, MD

Hart, John William

Army

Germany

Cumberland, MD

Hayden, Joseph B.

Navy

St. Mary's City, MD

Maryland

**Hilton, Alfred B.

Army

Hartford, MD

Baltimore, MD

Jones, Thomas

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Jordan, Thomas H.

Navy

Portsmouth, VA

Baltimore, MD

Keough, John

Army

County Tipperary, Ireland

Annapolis, MD

Koogle, Jacob

Army

Frederick, MD

Middletown, MD

Lakin, Daniel

Navy

Balrimore, MD

Maryland

Mathews, William Henry

Army

Devizes, England

Baltimore, MD

McAlwee, Benjamin Franklin

Army

Washington, DC

Baltimore, MD

McGonnigle, Andrew Jackson

Army

New York, NY

Cumberland, MD

Morton, Charles W.

Navy

Ireland

Maryland

Mullen, Patrick

Navy

Ireland

Baltimore, MD

Myers (Meyers), William H.

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Baltimore, MD

Phelps, Charles Edwards

Army

Guilford, VT

Baltimore, MD

Ringold, Edward

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Schneider, George

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Shutes, Henry

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Smith, Francis M.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Frederick, MD

Sterling, James E.

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Stewart, Joseph

Army

Ireland

Baltimore, MD

Swearer, Benjamin

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

**Tallentine, James

Navy

England

Baltimore, MD

Taylor, William

Army

Washington, DC

Frederick, MD

Thompson, John J.

Army

Holstein, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Truett, Alexander H.

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Tucker, Jacob R.

Army

Chester County, PA

Baltimore, MD

Veal (Veale), Charles

Army

Portsmouth, VA

Baltimore, MD

Warfel, Henry Clay

Army

Mill Creek, PA

Monocacy Junction, MD

Woodward, Evan M.

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Sandy Hood, MD

Wright, William

Navy

London, England

Baltimore, MD

Indian Campaigns

Clarke, Powhatan Henry

Army

Alexandria, LA

Baltimore, MD

Crist, John

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Deetline, Frederick

Army

Offenheim, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Donohue, John L.

Army

Baltimore County, MD

Baltimore, MD

Foster, William

Army

Somerset County, England

Bakersville, MD

Greaves, Clinton

Army

Madison County, VA

Baltimore, MD

Haupt, Paul

Army

Germany

Baltimore, MD

Hinemann, Lehmann

Army

Lanback, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Maus, Marion Perry

Army

Burnt Mills, MD

Tennallytown, MD

McNamara, William

Army

County Cork, Ireland

Baltimore, MD

Mott, John
  aka:  John Mott McMahan

Army

Fifeshire, Scotland

Baltimore, MD

Philipsen, Wilhelm O.

Army

Schleswig, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Sheerin, John

Army

Camden, NJ

Baltimore, MD

Skinner, John Oscar

Army

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

Smith, Andrew J.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Walley, Augustus

Army

Reistertown, MD

Baltimore, MD

Weinert, Paul H.

Army

Frankfort, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Ziegner, Herman

Army

Aploda, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Korea (1871)

Andrews, John

Navy

York Cnty, PA

Maryland

Spanish-American War

Durney, Austin Joseph

Navy

Philadelphia, PA

Woodland, MD

Johanson, John Peter

Navy

Oskarshamn, Sweden

Maryland

Philippine Insurrection

Galt, Sterling Archibald

Army

Taneytown, MD

Taneytown, MD

China (Boxer Rebellion)

Chatham, John Purness

Navy

Warchester, MD

Maryland

Mexican Campaign

Jarrett, Berrie Henry

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

McDonnell, Edward Orrick

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

World War I

**Costin, Henry G.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Hammann, Charles Hazeltine

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

World War II

**Jachman, Isadore Seigfreid

Army

Berlin, Germany

Baltimore, MD

Preston, Arthur Murray

Navy

Washington, DC

Maryland

**Ricketts, Milton Ernest

Navy

Baltimore, MD

Maryland

**Sheridan, Carl Vernon

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

 

Wiedorfer, Paul Joseph

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Korean War

**Jecelin, William R.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

**Porter, Donn F.

Army

Sewickley, PA

Baltimore, MD

**Shuck, Jr., William Edward

USMC

Cumberland, MD

Cumberland, MD

**Walmsley, Jr., John Springer

USAF

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Vietnam

**Graham, James Albert

USMC

Wilkinsburg, PA

Prince Georges, MD

L

Norris, Thomas Rolland

Navy

Jacksonville, FL

Silver Spring, MD

**Taylor, Sr., Karl Gorman

USMC

Laurel, MD

Baltimore, MD

Peace Time Awards

Brown, John

Navy

Denmark

Maryland

Mullen, Patrick

Navy

Ireland

Baltimore, MD

Magee, John W.

Navy

Maryland

Maryland

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the  State of Maryland but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their award is accredited.  By virtue of their birth, they are still among our "Home Town Heroes".

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Anderson, Charles W.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Winchester, VA

Barnes, William Henry

Army

St. Mary's Co, MD

Norfolk, VA

Buck, James

Navy

Baltimore, MD

**Capron, Jr, Horace

Army

Laurel, MD

Peoria, IL

Porter, Ambrose

Army

Allegany County, MD

Rockport, MO

Shea, Joseph Henry

Army

Baltimore, MD

New Bern, NC

Wagner, John W.

Army

Clear Spring, MD

St. Louis, MO

Beauford, Clay
  aka:  Welford Chapman Bridwell

Army

Washington County, MD

Nashville, TN

Boyne, Thomas

Army

Prince Georges Cnty, MD

Norfolk, VA

**Hooker, George

Army

Frederick, MD

Washington, DC

Oliver, Francis

Army

Baltimore, MD

Fort Filmore, NM

Pennsyl, Josiah

Army

Frederick County, MD

Carlisle, PA

Porter, Samuel

Army

Montgomery County, MD

Washington, DC

Smith, Otto

Army

Baltimore, MD

Sacramento, CA

Taylor, Charles

Army

Baltimore, MD

St. Louis, MO

Wilson, William O.

Army

Hagerstown, MD

St. Paul, MN

Pierce, Charles H.

Army

Cecil County, MD

Delaware City, DE

Weld, Seth Lathrop

Army

Sandy Hook, MD

Altamont, TN

McNair, Jr., Frederick Vallette

Navy

Maryland

Wilkinson, Jr., Theodore Stark

Navy

Annapolis, MD

Louisiana

Miles, Louis Warlaw

Army

Baltimore, MD

Princeton, NJ

Morelock, Sterling Lewis

Army

Silver Run, MD

Oquawka, IL

 

Murray, Charles Patrick "Chuck"

Army

Baltimore, MD

Wilmington, NC

**Prussman, Ernest W.

Army

Baltimore, MD

Brighton, MA

**Hartsock, Robert Willard

Army

Cumberland, MD

Fairmont, WV

**Yntema, Gordon Douglas

Army

Bethesda, MD

Detroit, MI

 

 

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