Connecting you to The Information you need
As researchers, we know how frustrating it can be to find credible information sources on the internet. These are some of the better ones.
The Congressional Medal Of Honor Society has updated their webpage and has much to offer. There is now a searchable database of all recipients and many photographs.
Additionally, the CMOHS founded the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation who also has a webpage at http://www.cmohfoundation.org/
A well researched and documented webpage on the events and the men who earned the Medal of Honor at Wounded Knee. http://www.armyatwoundedknee.com/
Medal of Honor Recipients speak out to fellow veterans on adjusting to life after combat, particularly for post-traumatic stress (PTS).
National Medal of Honor Museum (Chattanooga, TN)
The Medal of Honor Grove at Freedoms Foundation (Valley Forge, PA)
The marines have done an excellent job of researching their Medal of Honor Recipients and many of their biographies are on-line at:
https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Medal-of-Honor.aspx (This webpage is new and you may encounter a website security certificate error. You can continue to the site.)
The Navy has researched many but not all of their Medal of Honor Recipients and many of their biographies are on-line at:
Navy orders from 1863-1887 are available on-line at: http://books.google.com/books?id=boAtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA145#v=onepage&q&f=false
If you are looking to contact a state historical society, this site has links to most of them.
Both volumes of the 1901 book Deeds of Valor are on-line. Here is the link to Volume I.
Here is the link to Volume II
The book Officers of the Army And Navy (Regular) Who Served in the Civil War is now on line. Here is the link.
The sister book Officers of the Army And Navy (Volunteer) Who Served in the Civil War is now on line. Here is the link.
The book Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers of the Army and Navy is now on line. Here is the link.
The 1919 book Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal is on-line. Here is the link.
The book Record of medals of honor issued to the officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, 1862-1917 (1917) is on line. Here is the link.
The 1963 book U. S. Marine Corps Biographical Dictionary: The Corps’ Fighting Men What They Did Where They Served is now on line. Here is the link.
The 1910 book Record of Medals of Honor Issued to the Bluejackets and Marines of the United States Navy 1862-1910 is on-line. Here is the link.
The 1897 Circular Medals of Honor Issued by the War Department by the War department, up to and including October 31, 1897, with laws, orders, and regulations relative to the medal, the ribbon to be worn with the medal, and the knot to be worn in lieu of the medal (1897) is on-line. Here is the link.
Both volumes of Heitman’s Historical Register and Dictionary are on-line. Here is the link to Volume 1.
Here is the link to Volume 2.
The three volume book Soldiers of the Great War is on-line.
Here is the link to Volume 1
Here is the link to Volume 2 (begins with Massachusetts)
Here is the link to Volume 3 (begins with Oklahoma and includes a supplement of those
not included in previous volumes)
The book List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 is
available on line. Here is the link.
The book General Register of the United States Navy and Marine Corps (1782-1882) is available on line.
Here is the link.
The book The Story of American Heroism is on-line. Here is the link.
The book Uncle Sam’s Medal of Honor is available on line. Here is the link.
Rodenbough’s book The Bravest Five Hundred of ’61 is also on line. Here is the link.
The multi volume work The War Of The Rebellion: A Compilation Of The Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Armies, is now available on line.
The Navy equivalent Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Navies In The War Of The Rebellion, is also on line at:
This link is to a webpage by one of our members and is about Medal of Honor Recipients with Canadian ties:
If you are researching the Civil War, you may find this site of interest. It contains ditial copies of Harpers Weekly and various other sources of information to include maps.
Civil War researchers may find this site of interest as well. It is the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. They have an extensive database of Civil War graves and information on the individual is often included.
If you are looking for information on Audie Murphy, this is the webpage you are looking for. Photos and documents are just the beginning.
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