Lost to History

 

There are roughly 400 recipients who are listed as Lost to History as their burial location is- unknown. We are actively working with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to locate their final resting place.

What follows are their names and what if any information we have regarding their death or reported burial. If you have any additional verifiable information on them, please contact us.

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Name: Adriance, Harry Chapman
Conflict: China Relief Expedition
Branch: US Marine Corps
Known death information: 25 January 1934 at Coney Isl, Brooklyn, NY
Reported Burial: cremation at Fresh Pond Crematorium, NY
Notes: ashes returned to wife. There are reports that he was to be buried in the “National Cemetery” but he was not.

Name: Aheam, Michael
Alias: Ahern, Ahearn, O’Hearn, signed letter acknowledging Medal as Michael Ahern
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy-U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: Actual enlistment place may be Queenstown, Ireland. Also served on the U.S. Steamer Mahaska

Name: Ahern, William
Alias: O’Hearn, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Puritan
Notes: true name O’Hearn, name was officially changed on Navy rolls in 1910s

Name: Anderson, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Powhatan
Notes: He was issued a new rosette in April 1908 and appears to have received an officers commission.

Name: Andrews, John
Conflict: Korea 1870
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Benicia

Name: Archer, Lester
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co E, 96th NY Inf
Notes: KIA at Fair Oakes, VA 27 October 1864. Burial location unknown. Most sources list his death as Wilderness, VA but his pension file tells otherwise.

Name: Arther, Matthew
Alias: Mathew Arthur
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Carondelet
Notes: Also served on U.S. Gunboat Lafayette and U.S.S. Sovereign. He signed letter requesting the Medal as Mathew Arthur

Name: Atkinson, Thomas E.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: he was already in the Naval Service by 1842, served on the frigate Congress from 1842-46; machinist by trade; received Navy pension #41960 – VA pulled pension file in 1965. Also served on U.S. Steamer Powhatan

Name: Austin, William G.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 7th US Cav
Known Death info: 15 July 1929 in Los Altos, California
Notes: Cremains returned to family.

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Name: Bailey, James E.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 5th US Cav

Name: Baker, John
Alias: Beker
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 5th US Inf
Notes: on the enlistment record and the newspaper article announcing his MOH award, his last name is spelled ‘Beker.’ According to enlistment record, he was a baker by trade and was discharged Oct. 15, 1879, by both expiration of service & general order (GO 24, AGO 59).

Name: Bancroft, Neil
Alias: Neil Bauercroft
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 7th US Cav
Notes: when enlisted, occup was lumberman

Name: Barnum, James
Alias: James Bauman
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides
Notes: Applied for the Medal from Philadelphia in October 1865 as James Barnum

Name: Barrett, Edward
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Alaska
Notes: occupation at enlistment was ‘calker’ and residence was in Philadelphia, but physically enlisted at Mare Island, CA. Calker definition: “workmen skilled in stopping the seams of the deck or sides of vessels.” May have been serving on the Independence in 1901.

Name: Barton, Thomas
Alias: Likely True Name: Thomas C. Barton
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Hunchback
Notes: Also served on Ellis. Enlisted under name “Thomas C. Barton” 10 June 1861. Promoted to Acting Master’s Mate following MOH action in Oct. 1863; resigned position 14 April 1864. Served on the Hunchback, Commodore Perry, and U.S. Steamer Henry Brinker (Acknowledged receiving Medal on Brinker as Thomas C. Barton). Re-enlisted 12 Dec. 1870, also under the name “Thomas C. Barton.” At the 1870 enlistment, gave his residence at NYC.
Possible Death Information: May have died in Philadelphia 9 or 19 April 1915, buried at Fernwood Cemetery – no documented connection between Philly Barton and MOH Barton. The only link between the two is approximate date of birth and birth location.

Name: Bazaar, Philip
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba
Both order and award log spell his name Phillip Bazaar.

Name: Begley, Terrence
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 7th NY Hvy Art
Known death information: 25 August 1864 Reams Station VA (KIA)

Name: Belcher, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co I, 9th Me Inf
Known death information: 22 May 1898 – Augusta, Maine
Reported Burial: unknown cemetery, Togus, ME
Notes: also Co. A, 45th U.S. Inf.

Name: Benjamin, John Francis
Alias: Benjamin, Francis
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co M, 2d NY Cav
Notes: also Co. A & C, 2nd NY Cav.; also carried on rolls as Francis Benjamin

Name: Bennett, Orren
Alias: Bennett, Orrin
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Unit: Co D, 141st PA Inf

Name: Bertram, Heinrich
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Last Known City/State: CA
Notes: living in California in June 1905 when applied for a pension, which was not approved

Name: Betham, Asa
Alias: Beetham
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pontoosuc
Notes: Enlisted 17 July 1861 at NYC. Re-enlisted 2 Sept 1864 at NYC. Son of Peter and Emily Betham. Peter died in NYC 3 May 1855. Asa also had a brother named Peter who was also in the Navy during the Civil War. The Library of Congress reportedly has a manuscript collection called the “Asa Betham Papers” but after being contacted, they said they do not have them.

Name: Blagheen, William
Alias/True Name: Blagden
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – Unit: U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: Applied for a pension from New York City in December 1890 but was rejected due to recorded desertion in Dec 1864 from USS Galena. Also served on Brandywine.

Name: Blair, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Unit: Co I, 1st US Cav
Notes: two enlistments in Co. I, 1st Cav
He acknowledged receipt of the Medal at Camp Halleck, NV in April 1875

Name: Blake, Robert
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead
Notes: escaped slave, settled in Aquinton, VA; death cert. #618-3576, burial in Third Union Church Cem, King Co., Va; needs further research to prove MOH connection
Also served on the Vermont.

Name: Blanquet
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Blucher, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 188th PA Inf
Notes: also served E, 152nd PA Art.; occupation before enlistment: tailor

Name: Bowden, Samuel
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co M, 6th U.S. Cav

Name: Bradley, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Louisville

Name: Branagan, Edward
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 4th US Cav
Notes: has IMO at Fort Concho, TX

Name: Brazell, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Last Known City/State: Philadelphia PA
Known Date of Death: 8/12/1866
Notes: also served on the Brooklyn. His father applied for a Pension which shows that Brazell died 12 August 1866 while on board the Chattanooga at Philadelphia, PA; the Navy however maintained that he had deserted.

Name: Brennan, Christopher
Alias: Brannan, Brannon.
Conflict: Civil War – USS Colorado/Mississippi
Branch: US Navy –Also served on U.S.S. Ino. Recommendations state he was from the U.S.S. Colorado and temporarily assigned to U.S.S. Mississippi. He was on the USS Mississippi during the action. Had been promoted to Quartermaster on the Ino when recommendation went forward.

Name: Bringle, Andrew
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Unit: Co F, 10th NY Cav (Porter Guard)

Name: Brinn, Andrew
Alias: True Name may be Brynn
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Mississippi
Notes: Also served on U.S. Steamer Hollyhock

Name: Brock, George Frederick
Conflict: Peacetime 1899-1910
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Bennington
Notes: had a brother named Henry who lived in Newburg, OH, in 1905; still in the Navy in 1910 Census

Name: Brown, Charles
Conflict: Korea 1870
Branch: USMC – U.S.S. Colorado
Notes: Deserted 12 Oct 1871 in Shanghai. Pension file received from National Archives appears to be for the wrong Charles Brown.

Name: Brown, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Albatross
Notes: also served on the Metacomet and U.S.S. Katahdin. Rank was Acting Masters Mate on 9 June 1864 when Medal was transmitted to him and Acting Ensign on 19 July 1864 when he acknowledged receipt.

Name: Brown, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 5th US Cav
Notes: He acknowledged receipt at Camp Grant, AZ on 3 January 1875. Letter is dated 1874 but appears to be a clerical error as Nihill and Glynn’s letters are identical with a noticeably corrected date.

Name: Brown, John
Alias: Thomas Hayes
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Last Known City/State: Sonoma CA
Known Date of Death: 11/1/1883
Known Place of Death: CA
Notes: born Glasgow, 38 y/o when enlisted 1864, occup: mariner (USS Brooklyn’s muster roll)

Name: Brown, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1865-1870
Branch: US Navy – Recorded ship was U.S.S. Winooski but according to letter of recommendation he was from the U.S.S. De Soto. Those he rescued were from the Winooski.

Name: Brown, Lorenzo Dow
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 7th US Inf
Last Known City/State: Jonesboro AR
Known Date of Death: 4/17/1906
Known Place of Death: AR
Notes: Reported drowned at the “mouth of the St. Francis River, AR, while fishing where he had a house” which was reportedly near Jonesboro, AR. Two witnesses viewed the body and confirmed his identity following his death. The remains were taken to Newport, AR, for this purpose. His wife’s name was Margaret; listed on 1900 US Census in St. Louis, MO with his occupation fisherman.

Name: Brown, Robert
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Last Known City/State:
Notes: also served on the Westfield

Tentatively located
Name: Bruton, Christopher C.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army Co C, 22d NY Cav
Believed to be buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Caledonia, MI

Name: Brutsche, Henry
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tacony
There is a Henry Burtsche who died on December 27, 1880 buried in Susquehanna Lawn Section 64, grave 51 in Rockledge, PA. He was transferred from Monument Cemetery to Lawnview Cemetery in 1956. However the case is not strong enough for the VA to approve a marker.

Name: Buchanan, David M.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.T.S. Saratoga
Notes: full birth date 28 January 1862 (he was under 21 when he enlisted and agreed to serve until aged 21); entered service 28 Oct. 1878.

Name: Burke, Patrick J.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Known Death Information: 21 May 1900, either Watrous, or Tiptonville, Mora County, NM
Notes: also 2nd Dragoons & Navy

Name: Burnes, James
Conflict: China Relief Expedition
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.Flagship Newark
Notes: bad conduct discharge 20 Mar 1905

Name: Burns, John M.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Notes: 1898 New York Time article said deserted at Pensacola. May have been hospitalized there.

Name: Burt, James Montross
Conflict: WWII
Branch: US Army – Co B, 3d Bn, (Burt’s Knights) 66th Armored Regt, 2d Armored Div
Known Death Information: 15 February 2006, Reading, PA
Notes: Cremains returned to family

Name: Burton, Albert
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Wabash

Name: Byrnes, James
Alias: Byrne
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Louisville
Notes: Also served on U.S. Gunboat Tylor, requested Medal as James Byrne.

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Name: Cable, Joseph A.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 5th US Inf
Notes: Cable died shortly after the Bear Paw battle in Montana. His service file says he died at Missouri River. This is consistent w/a 5 Oct 1877 document stating that Bear Paw wounded w/be shipped to Missouri.

Name: Campbell, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ticonderoga

Name: Carr, Franklin
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 124th OH Inf
Known Death Information: 16 October 1904, McAlester OK
Notes: The 1900 Census shows his wife and two of his children living in Washington Township, St. Joseph, Missouri. His Oklahoma obituary lists his occupation as a contractor.

Name: Carroll, Thomas
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav

Name: Carter, George
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: Cavanaugh, Thomas
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Potomac
Notes: His recorded place of birth is Ireland but a book published in 1905 states he was born in New York. Book also states he was still in the service in 1905.

Name: Chandron, August
Alias: August Chaudron
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Quinnebaug
Notes: true name may have been “August Chaudron” as in enlistment book, and born in Saverne, France, on 15 Aug. 1866; possible match in census records for Bergen County, NJ in 1920 and 1930, but needs more research to solidify; interesting note: he enlisted at 16 andagreed to serve until he turned 21, or discharge date of 14 Aug. 1887.

Name: Chiquito
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army Indian Scout

Name: Clancy, James T.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co C, 1st NJ Cav
Known Death Information: December 1870 – Remedios Cuba
Notes: Was involved in US civilian military aid to Cuba during Cuban revolution against Spain

Name: Clark, Wilfred
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 2d US Cav
Last Known City/State: Cascade MT
Notes: also Co. D, 6 PA Cav. and Co. D, 2 PA Cav.; applied for pension from Cascade, Cascade County, Mont., in July 1892, no record of pension approval; locals in Cascade searched for him & found nothing, as did the people at Custer NC. Was once thought to have been located in Joplin, MO but the dates of the MO mans age and service do not match the MoH man.

Name: Clausen, Claus K.
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Merrimac assigned to U.S.S. New York
Known Death Information: 23 December 1958, St. Albans, NY
Notes: Cremains returned to family. Findagrave.com reports ashes scattered at sea but we have no confirmation of this.

Name: Cohn, Abraham
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – 6th NH Inf
Known Death Information: 2 June 1897, New York, NY
Reported Burial: Cypress Hills Cemetery (private), Brooklyn, NY
Notes: Cemetery has no record of burial; may be buried under a Jewish name.

Name: Coleman, John
Conflict: Korea 1870
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Colorado

Name: Conlan, Dennis
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Known Death Information: 2 December 1870, New York, NY
Reported Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY
Notes: Cemetery has no record of burial

Name: Connolly, Michael
Alias: Michael Connelly
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: USS Plymouth: Last name is spelled ‘Connelly’ on enlistment record, residence at enlistment was Boston, and occupation Fisherman. File notes deserted Sep 1876.

Name: Connor, Thomas O.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Minnesota
Notes: deserted 20 Aug. 1865; also served on ships Alleghany, Berberry and Phlox; occup: mariner; blue eyes, brown hair, florid complexion

Name: Connors, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co E, 43d NY Inf
Notes: discharged 27 June 1865

Name: Corey, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: Residence at enlistment was in NYC and occupation Laborer
There is a Navy pension for a William Corey who died and is reported buried in Andover, NY but this man was a Civil War veteran who was discharged in 1865.

Name: Co-rux-te-chod-ish (Mad Bear)
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Pawnee Scouts, U.S.A.

Name: Costello, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.Steamer Hartford
Notes: physically enlisted at Boston, MA; at least two enlistments in Navy

Name: Cotton, Peter
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Baron De Kalb

Name: Courtney, Henry C.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship Portsmouth
Notes: multiple enlistments from at least 1873 to 1886; at one point gave his residence as Boston, MA

Name: Cramen, Thomas
Alias: Thomas Cramen
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.Training Ship Portsmouth
Notes: true name ‘Cremen’ as indicated by his signature:

Name: Crandall, Charles
Alias: Hunter, Charles
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: also enlisted as “Charles Hunter” in Co. I, 17th Inf.; it us unknown which name was his true name; discharged by GCM 1876

Name: Crist, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav

Name: Crowley, Michael
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 22d NY Cav
Notes: Information that MOH recipient died 5/12/1888 in Worcester, MA, is incorrect – recalculated DOB to 1844

Name: Cunningham, Charles
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 7th US Cav

Name: Cutter, George W.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Powhatan
Notes: He had at least two enlistments, one in 1868 and the next in 1872. Possible link?: George W. W. Cutter died 8/20/1872 in Philadelphia, buried St. Paul’s Methodist-Episcopal Church. Cutter was a shovel maker before joining the Navy in 1868 at New York City. He then re-enlisted in 1872 at Philadelphia. Both times his birthplace is given as Philadelphia. His birth year is different at each enlistment-1847 or 1849.

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Name: Daily, Charles
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: Davis, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Valley City
Notes: Died at the NYC Naval Hospital 17 Nov 1863, burial location unknown. Appears to have been born in Finland circa 1821. No known family at time of his death. Also served on the U.S.S. Choctaw

Name: Davis, Samuel W.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: enlisted from NY with residence in ME, was 19 y/o when enlisted in 1864 (USS Brooklyn muster roll)
Started in 1st Maine Cavalry, transferred to Navy; Born Brewer, Maine; occupation: seaman

Name: Dawson, Michael
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Ashuelot NH
Notes: Also served in Co. K, 132 NY Inf.; Co. E, 3 U.S. Art.; Co. E, 12 U.S. Inf.; USMC; applied for pension 1884; last pension payment Sept. 1900; dropped from pension rolls Jan. 1904 for “failure to claim pension”; lived in New England area; last known address at Ashuel

Name: Day, William L.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 5th US Cav

Name: Deakin, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: also served on the Brooklyn, Princeton and U.S.S. New Hampshire. As of MOH action in 1864, he had served 6 years in the Navy

Name: Dempsey, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge

Name: Dempster, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides

FOUND!
Name: Dennis, Richard
Alias: True Name may be Dennis Donallen
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: born Charlestown, MA, was 38 y/o when enlisted in 1864 (Brooklyn’s muster roll)
Died 14 April 1889, at Charlestown, MA as per his Pension File
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA as Dennis Donnallen.

Partially located but still lost
Name: Densmore, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Known Death Information: 17 June 1865, Philadelphia, PA
Notes: Died at Philadelphia Naval Hospital; also served on the St. Louis and the Brooklyn.
Obit give burial as “Bishop’s Ground.” Bishop’s Ground became Old St. Joseph’s which was closed in 1905 – relatives were asked to claim bodies. If not claimed, the bodies went to Holy Cross (Yeadon, PA). No lists are available of who were moved.

Name: Ditzenback, John
Alias: Ditzenbach
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.Monitor Neosho
Notes: Physically enlisted at Cincinnati, OH, 8 May 1863, residence in Indiana
occupation: Riverman, likely traveled a lot, place of birth is NYC

Name: Donelly, John S.
Alias: John S. Donnelly
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 5th US Inf

Name: Dougherty, Patrick
Alias: Robert Dougherty
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Notes: first name originally given as “Robert” Was in Brooklyn, NY in September 1865, signed name as Patrick.

Name: Dougherty, William
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: Dow, Henry
Alias: Andrew Dow
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Cincinnati
Notes: True name likely Andrew. Also served on U.S.S. Choctaw and U.S. Steamer General Grant. Name given as Henry on Medal of Honor correspondence but Andrew on After Action report. Applied for Pension (unapproved) in San Jose, Calif in 1890 as Andrew.

Name: Du Moulin, Frank
Conflict: Peacetime 1865-1870
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Sabine

Name: Duncan, Adam
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: He also served on the Brooklyn and U.S. Steamer Dacotah; as of MOH action in 1864, he had served 6 years in the Navy. Born Sullivan, Maine, DOB could be closer to 1836; he had at least three enlistments

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Name: Elmore, Walter
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Philadelphia

Name: Ellis, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co K, 3d WI Cav
Known Death info: Died 1 Feb 1875 in Cajon Pass, CA often recorded as Cahon Pap, CA. He is also recorded to be buried at County PAP Cemetery San Bernardino, CA but no such cemetery exists.
Cajon Pass is in San Bernardino National Forest. According to sworn testimony, Ellis had been renting and living on a ranch at the Pass for at least a year prior to his death. The ranch belonged to the postmaster in El Monte, CA.
William was born circa 1832 and married Matilda, nee Couch in Arkansas. They moved to California in 1869. Matilda died in Los Angeles on 25 Feb. 1906.

Name: Elsatsoosu
Alias: Elsatsoosh
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: English, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides
Notes: He was 43 when enlisted at Philly for 3 years, occupation was mariner (as per the New Ironsides muster roll). Also served on U.S.S. Yantie

Name: Evans, Coron D.
Alias: First name: Cowan D.; Corren; Corran; Corean D.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 3d Ind Cav

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Name: Fanning, Nicholas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co B, 4th IA Cav
Notes: Birthplace recorded as both Indiana and Ireland on the service record

Name: Farley, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Marblehead
Notes: He is included on a list of Whitefield, ME, residents and MOH; NOT at Alexandria NC as that Farley died in 1864 and was in the 31st ME Inf.; MOH recipient enlisted 9 Dec. 1860 at Boston, MA, residence ME, also served on the Ohio and Iosco, deserted April 1864

Name: Farren, Daniel
Alias: Farrin, Daniel
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: Deserted several times, last desertion 6 Oct. 1870

Name: Fasseur, Isaac L.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Notes: second enlistment in 1885; born Flushing, Holland; residence given as “U.S. Navy”

Name: Ferrari, George
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 8th US Cav
Notes: is reported to have died on May 4, 1895 Seattle, WA-Buried King County Hospital Cemetery and removed to Mt Pleasant Burial Grounds. Seattle. Mt Pleasant Cemetery records burned in 1903. King County reportedly recreated a Death Certificate. Need a link between MOH and Seattle guy.

Name: Fisher, Frederick Thomas
Conflict: Samoan Campaign
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Philadelphia
Known Death info: 15 April 1906, onboard USS Kearsarge, proximity of Cape Cruz, Cuba.
Notes: Reported to be buried in Naval Cemetery at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but their records are incomplete and do not list him there.

Name: Fitzpatrick, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Hartford
Notes: Was a resident of Philadelphia in November 1865 when he applied for his Medal.

Name: Flannagan, John
Alias: John Flanagan
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Supply
Notes: He had several enlistments; last name also spelled “Flanagan” – not sure which is the correct spelling because there is not an example of his signature; residence New York City at 1880 enlistment

Name: Flood, Thomas S.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pensacola
Notes: Father: Geo. W. Flood, mother: Mary J. and sister Mary S. Flood; family lived in D.C. for the rest of their lives; briefly a midshipman and then later an acting masters mate. He applied for his Medal in May 1866 from Washington, DC.

Tentatively located
Name: Foley, John H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 3d US Cav
Known death information: 18 November 1874, Benicia Barracks CA
Reported Burial: Benicia Barracks (Row first, Block first, Lot No. 8), CA but possibly as an unknown

Name: Folly, William H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: Fowler, Christopher
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Fortune
Notes: Born New York City, NY, residence New York City, NY, physically enlisted at Philadelphia, PA (but should remain accredited to NY as per Navy regulations at the time); second enlistment in 1875

Name: Fox, William R.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 95th PA Inf
Last Known City/State: Philadelphia PA
Known Date of Death: 6/8/1888
Known Place of Death: PA
Reported Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Notes: cemetery was dismantled in 1950s – internments moved to Lawnview, Rockledge, Pa., or Mount Peace, Philadelphia, Pa.; not at either place

Name: Franks, William J.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Marmora
Last Known City/State: possibly Christian, AR
Notes: discharged USN 27 Aug. 1865; may have lived 1880 at Christian, Independence Co., Ark.
Also served on the U.S.S. Romeo. Was in De Valls Bluff, Arkansas in November 1865.

Name: Fratellenico, Franco Rocco
Conflict: Vietnam
Branch: US Army – Co B, 2d Bn, 502d Inf, 1st Bde, 101st Airborne Div
Known Death Information: 19 August 1970 in Vietnam
Notes: In 1997, his Father had him exhumed and cremated. His Cremains were taken to Thailand.

Name: Fredericksen, Emil
Conflict: Peacetime 1899-1910
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Bennington
Known Date of Death: 1960, possible Seattle, WA

Name: Funk, West
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – 121st PA Inf
Known Death Information: 30 July 1897, Philadelphia, PA
Notes: Also served in Co. C, 9 MA Inf.; Co. E, 19 PA Inf.

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Name: Gardiner, Peter W.
Alias: Gardner, Peter W.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Fort Lowell AZ
Known Date of Death: 1883
Known Place of Death: AZ
Notes: Applied for pension July 1880 from an unknown location; pension rejected 12 Nov. 1887 because he “died some four years ago”; believed to have died at Fort Lowell, AZ – the remains at the fort cemetery were removed and reinterred elsewhere. Once thought to have been reinterred at San Francisco Nat’l Cemetery when Ft. Lowell, AZ closed but this proved false.
He acknowledged receipt of his Medal at Camp Bowie, AZ on 1 January 1877

Name: Gardner, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Galena

Name: Garvin, William
Alias: William Garver
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Notes: transferred to Navy from Army; also listed as Garver on muster rolls; Co. H, 8th Conn. Inf.

Name: Gasson, Richard
Alias: Gosson, Gossen
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co K, 47th NY Inf
Known Death Information: 29 September 1864, Chapin’s Farm, VA

Name: Georgian, John
Alias: Georgen, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 8th US Cav

Name: Gidding, Charles
Alias: Giddings, Charles
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: Name is spelled “Giddings” on original MOH general order. True name Giddings, as per both enlistments; physically enlisted at Boston; at second enlistment, gave residence as Boston and occupation as painter. File notes deserted Sep 1876.

Name: Gillick, Matthew
Alias: Matthew C. Gillick
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lancaster
Notes: middle initial “C”; physically enlisted at Boston

Name: Glavinski, Albert
Alias: Glawinski, Albert
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co M, 3d US Cav
Last Known City/State: New Orleans LA
Notes: Last known address March 1907 in New Orleans, LA – family never heard from him again after this date and assumed him to have died at some point

Name: Glynn, Michael
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 5th US Cav
Notes: He acknowledged receipt of Medal at Camp Grant, AZ in January 1875

Name: Goodman, David
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav
Notes: 1900 Census shows him dob Feb 1845. There is a David Linas Goodman, dob 1845 who died in 1907 in Orange MA and he is buried in Lot #92 in Central Cemetery. Lot owned by George Munroe. Needs further research. No link between MH and grave in Orange MA

Name: Gouraud, George Edward
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – US Vols
Known Death Information: 17 February 1912. Was recorded as England but was actually in Vevey, Switzerland. Reported to be buried next to his wife in Brighton, England

Name: Greene, John
Alias: True name may be John Green
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Varuna
Notes: The signature on his Medal application and letter acknowledging receipt is John Green and appears to be an original signature. Also served on the Iron Clad Steamer Essex.

Name: Gribben, James H.
Alias/AKA: James H. Gribbin
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co C, 2d NY Cav
Known Death Information: 6 August 1878, New York, NY
Reported Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Notes: Cemetery has no record of burial

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Name: Haffee, Edmund
AKA: Edward Haffee
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides

Name: Haley, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: Also served on the U.S. Steamer Connecticut

Name: Hall, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted 9/27/1869

Name: Hamilton, Frank
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 8th US Cav

Name: Hamilton, Hugh
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: Had several enlistments, claimed birth in Belfast, Ireland, and Fall River, MA.
May be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery – Fall River, MA.

Name: Hamilton, Matthew H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 7th US Cav

Name: Hamilton, Richard
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Picket Boat No. 1
Known Death Information: 6 July 1881, Camden, NJ
Reported Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, NJ
Notes: Cemetery has no record of burial. Ship was likely the Shamrock with the Picket Boat a temporary assignment.

Name: Hand, Allexander
Alias: Alexander Hand
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ceres
Last Known City/State: Baltimore MD
Notes: Also served on the USS Brandywine and one year in the army as a substitute with Co D, 1st Regt Delaware Volunteers right after his Navy discharge.
Last contact with pension board was 7 Jan 1880 with residence in Baltimore, MD.

Name: Handran, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Franklin
Notes: born Newburyport, MA; at least 2 enlistments in Navy, both at Boston

Name: Hanley, Richard P.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co C, 7th US Cav
Last Known City/State: New York NY
Notes: in 1909 he lived at 82 Bark Street, NYC, NY; 1920 census lived in Chelsea section of NYC

Name: Harcourt, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Minnesota
Notes: originally Co. A, 4thNH Infantry, transferred to Navy April 1864; enlisted in Army in 1863 at Haverhill, NH, with residence in Boston; deserted 4 April 1865; occup: sailor, hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion

Name: Harding, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Dacotah
Last Known City/State: Laramie? WY?
Notes: may have died 1911 in Laramie, WY

Name: Harrington, Daniel C.
Alias:
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pocahontas
Notes: promoted to acting master’s mate; also served on the Sacramento and US Steamer Tug Violet. Was living in Charlestown Mass in January 1881.

Name: Harris, Charles D.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 8th US Cav

Name: Harris, David W.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 7th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Washington DC
Notes: also Co. E, 5th Inf. & General Service; applied for pension in 1897 from D.C., no record of pension being approved

Name: Harris, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Metacomet
Notes: birthplace varies between Scotland and Norway

Name: Hart, William E.
Alias: Heart
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th NY Cav
Known Death Information: 21 October 1874, Champlain Canal, NY
Reported Burial: unknown cemetery, Halfmoon, NY
Notes: also in Co. G, 8th NY Cav.

Name: Haupt, Paul
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav

Name: Havron, John H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st RI Art
Known Death Information: 28 October 1910, New Orleans, LA
Notes: died at a charity hospital in New Orleans, LA; also Co. C, 1st RI HA; surviving minor pension filed 16 Jan 1911, #745.529

Name: Hayden, Cyrus
Conflict: Korea 1870
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Colorado
Notes: entered service Boston, MA, in 1869 with residence in Maine, occupation farmer. May have died 25 February 1912 in Presque Isle, ME. Unresolved.

Name: Hayden, John
Alias: John A. Hayden
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship Saratoga
Notes: middle initial “A”; multiple enlistments

Name: Hayden, Joseph B.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ticonderoga
Notes: first enlistment as seaman, 12/4/1862, disch. 3/14/1864, served on North Carolina & Connecticut. Residence at second enlistment (1864) was in Kings County, NY

Name: Hayes, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Known Date of Death: 24 or 29 May 1914, location unknown.
Notes: Also served on the USS Princeton. He was actually from the Richmond but serving on the Brooklyn.
The Thomas Hayes buried in Middletown is not the MoH man. This man didn’t immigrate until 1862-1864, so could not have enlisted in 1861.

Name: Higby, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co F, 1st PA Cav
Known Death Information: 19 February 1903, McLoud, OK
Notes: Widows name is Salina.

Name: Higgins, Thomas P.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: His first enlistment ended with a discharge for disability on 16 Dec 1868.  Second enlistment in 23rd Inf  ended by Special Order #86, Dept. of Columbia, at Fort Vancouver, Washington, on 30 June 1871.

Name: Highland, Patrick
Alias: Hyland, Hiland
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 23d IL Inf

Name: Hill, Frank
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Nashville
Last Known City/State: Ordinance Barracks, Benicia CA
Notes: also Co. B, 5 Inf. & Co. E, 15 Inf.; last military discharge 1903 for disability at Ordinance Barracks, Benicia, CA

Name: Hill, George
Alias: Hill, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy -Unit: U.S.S. Kansas
Notes: Also listed as “John Hill” on some Navy rolls; not at Cyprss Hills National, Brooklyn, NY, as per VA

Name: Hill, James Samuel
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co C, 14th NY H.A.
Death Information: Records vary. Some show KIA on 30 July 1864, others report him as POW with death on 10 April 1865, Danville, VA.
Notes: gravestone ordered in 1879 to be placed at Village Cem, Newark, NY

Name: Hillock, Marvin C.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 7th US Cav
Notes: Enlisted 11 Mar 1890, Detroit, Co. B, 7 Cav., discharged 2 Apr 1892; re-enlisted 5 Aug 1893, Chicago, Co. F, 3 Cav., deserted 11 Jan 1894.

Name: Hinnegan, William
Alias: Hennigan, Hanigan
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Notes: Entered service at Portsmith, NH, but residence in New York, so is accredited to NY; born Galway, Ireland.

Name: Holland, David
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 5th US Inf
Notes: deserted 9/3/1880 at Fort Keogh, Montana. On the 1880 census he claims birth in Germany

Name: Hollat, George
Alias: Hollah, True name may be George C. Holak or Holah
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Varuna
Notes: Letter he wrote from New York regarding his Medal dated 9 August 1864 stated his name was not Hollat. NYT article dated 7 February 1898 lists Medal as unclaimed and states he deserted.

Name: Holt, George
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: multiple enlistments, DOB is 1840, born Louisville, KY

Name: Hoover, Samuel
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 1st US Cav
Notes: deserted 4/17/1875

Name: Horton, James
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Constitution

Name: Howard, Peter
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Mississippi
Known Death Information: 25 March 1875, Brooklyn, NY
Notes: Also served on the Vermont, Agawam, U.S. Gunboat Katahdin, and the Rachel Seaman. Applied for pension from Brooklyn in July 1874

Name: Hughey, John P.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co L, 2d OH Cav
Known Death Information: 28 January 1900, Hickman, KY
Notes: Also Co. B, 18th Ill. Inf. Obituary indicates that he may have been cremated.

Name: Hunt, Martin
Conflict: China Relief Expedition
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Oregon
Known Death Information: 22 July 1938, Pasay Rizal, Philippine Islands

Name: Huntsman, John A.
Conflict: Philippine Insurrection
Branch: US Army – Co E, 36th Inf US Vols
Last Known City/State: Luzon Philippines
Date of Death: circa 10 July 1902
Notes: died of cholera

Name: Huskey, Michael
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Carondelet
Last Known City/State: Memphis TN
Known Place of Death: TN
Notes: died at Naval Hosptial on the Mississippi R.; may be in unmarked grave at Memphis NC
IMO at St. Patrick’s Cemetery (Section 4, Plot 95), Lockport, New York

Name: Hutchinson, Rufus D.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 7th US Cav
May be in Reading Cemetery, Reading, OH but need more information to confirm

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Name: Irving, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: Birthplace may be Ireland even though Muster Roll shows New York.
Also served on the U.S.S. Morse

Name: Irving, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lehigh
Notes: promoted to acting master’s mate
Also served on the U.S.S. Iris

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Name: James, Miles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co B, 36th U.S.C.T.
Known Death Information: 28 August 1871, Norfolk, VA

Name: Jenkins, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Cincinnati
Notes: Born in Australia in 1831, enlisted in NY in 1861.
Also served on the U.S.S. Lexington. Medically discharged 25 Dec 1863

Name: Jim
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts
Reported Death Information: 1889, Ash Flats, AZ
Notes: A 1943 photograph which reportedly includes Sgt. Jim brings the reported death information into question.

Name: Johnson, Henry
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Metacomet
Notes: Born in Aarenbel, Norway according to his 1857 enlistment, the first of several. Was living at 147 Cherry St. New York in May 1867 when he received the Medal.

Name: Johnson, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kansas
Notes: Attempted to apply for a pension in 1889

Name: Johnston, William “Willie”
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 3d VT Inf

Name: Jones, Andrew
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ironcland Chickasaw

Name: Jones, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ticonderoga
Last Known City/State: Annapolis MD
Known Place of Death: MD, likely Annapolis.
Notes: First enlisted Navy 1846, retired 19 Aug. 1885; on 1890 Veterans Census in Annapolis, MD; NOT buried at Annapolis NC. There is a reported death date of 12/11/1892 but his Pension File is stamped Dropped from Rolls 22 August 1895. As pensions were mostly paid quarterly, this means he probably died during the Spring/Summer of 1895.

Name: Jones, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: also served on the Cumberland and the Dacotah

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Name: Kane, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co K, 100th NY Inf

Name: Kane, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Nereus
Notes: born Jersey City, NJ, 1839 (different DOB than previously recorded); multiple enlistments beginning in the 1856; blue eyes, red hair; was a glass-blower before joining the Navy.

Name: Kay, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Fort Whipple AZ
Notes: discharged for disability at Ft. Whipple, AZ, 1/11/1870

Name: Keenan, Bartholomew T.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav
Notes: Keenan may have been an alias. His Medal surfaced in 1874 in Virginia City, NV. It was in the possession of a Tom Kane who committed suicide in a jail cell.

Name: Kelley, Charles
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav
Notes: also served Co. K, 3rd Cav.; deserted 3 Cav 1874

Name: Kelley, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ceres

Name: Kelly, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 6th NY Cav
Notes: enlisted 14 Mar. 1864 for 3 years; “absent at Remount Camp, in April 1865, no further record”

Name: Kelsay
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Kendrick, Thomas
Alias: Thomas Hendrick.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Oneida (U.S.S. Bienville)
Notes: was a coxwain; was ‘on loan’ to the Oneida from the Bienville. Home at Pelham, NY, when enlisted at NYC, 4 June 1864. He requested the Medal via his commander on the Richmond-name spelled Hendrick.

Name: Kenyon, Charles W.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Galena
Notes: promoted to acting third assistant engineer; served on the Galena, South Atlantic Squadron, Wissahickon; discharged 26 Sept. 1865, reenlisted on 13 Dec 1866.
Middle initial is W. He was born at Marcy, Oneida County, New York.

Name: Keough, John
Alias: Shannahan, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co E, 67th PA Inf
Last Known City/State: Troy/Lansingburgh NY
Notes: also served 22nd NY Inf. under true name from 1861-62; lived in the area of Troy/Lansingburgh, NY; Keough was his step-father’s name; several desertion charges; arrested for desertion near Albany, NY, 5/29/1864

Name: Kerrigan, Thomas
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav
Notes: there is a Thomas Kerrigan buried at Holy Cross Cem., NYC – correct DOB, but no other connection, buried with someone named Rose

Name: Kersey, Thomas J.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Known Death Information: 16 April 1888, Chelsea, MA
Reported Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA
Notes: Was buried in Naval Cemetery but moved to Woodlawn Cemetery in MA when it closed. Woodlawn has no record of burial but CMOHS has letter attesting to his reinturnement there.

Name: King, Hugh
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Iroquois
Notes: residence at enlistment was in Cleveland, Ohio; physically enlisted at NYC, 22 July 1871 (this is an odd case because his ‘accredited’ line does not follow the pattern of the other Navy fellows from this time period); occupation: Laborer

Name: Kloth, Charles H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Chicago Mercantile Batt, IL Light Art.
Notes: surname may have been “Cloth”, medal never presented

Name: Knox, John W.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 5th US Inf
Last Known City/State: Washington DC
Known Date of Death: 1895
Known Place of Death: PA
Notes: also Co. B, 5th Inf.; pension #874.380, applied 1893; died between Nov. 1894 and Jun. 1895; POD most likely was D.C.

Name: Kosoha
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Krause, Ernest
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Nashville
Notes: Discharged less than honorably on 9 January 1907 at Portsmouth, NH.

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Name: Laing, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co F, 158th NY Inf
Known Death Information: 29 September 1864, Chapin’s Farm, VA

Name: Lakin, Daniel
Alias: Laken
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Commodore Perry
Notes: enlisted 15 October 1861 in New York (accredited to Maryland as per regulations at the time), discharged 8 June 1865; final rank acting ensign

Name: Lakin, Thomas
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Narragansett
Last Known City/State: Sacramento CA
Notes: as per Navy pension file: lived in & around San Francisco/Sacramento, CA, from 1877-1881; had really bad epilepsy; last contact with pension board was in 1881; received treatment at one point from Mare Island Navy Yard Hospital

Name: Lawrence, James
Alias: Laurence, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: born 1832/3 in Aberdeen, Scotland; enlistment name was “Laurence”; note that there was another James Lawrence, born 1838, Scotland, who was enlisted in 13th U.S. Inf. at the same time the MOH recipient was in 8th Cav. – the non-MOH Lawrence lived in Dayton, OH, following his discharge.

Name: Lejeune, Emile
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: Issued duplicate Medal in May 1910; location unknown.
May have died 10 July 1916 at North River Soldiers Home in New York.

Name: Lenihan, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co K, 5th US Cav

Name: Leslie, Frank
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co B, 4th NY Cav
Known Death Information: 1 August 1882, Minneapolis, KS
Notes: also Co. B, 9th NY Cav; wife’s name was Alice; born in either Yorkshire or London, England

Name: Levery, William
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Marblehead

Name: Lloyd, Benjamin
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Wyalusing
Notes: ES 1/22/1864 for 1 year, aged 25, residence PA, also served on the Chicopee

Name: Lloyd, John W.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Wyalusing
Notes: ES 2/5/1864 at Philadelphia for 5 yrs, residence in NY, age 33; promoted to acting masters mate, appt later revoked

Tentatively located in St. Kentigern’s Cemetery, Lanakshire, Scotland
Name: Logan, Hugh
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Rhode Island
Known Death Information: 22 November 1903, Glasgow, Scotland
Notes: Navy pension #23934; no information on burial location, only on death
Also served on U.S. Steamer Winooski as Quartermaster

Name: Lowthers, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav
Notes: He acknowledged receipt of Medal at Camp Bowie, AZ in December 1876
Discharged by ETS at Camp Verde, AZ in November 1878.

Name: Lucy, John
Alias: Lucey, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship Minnesota
Notes: true last name was ‘Lucey’; DOB 11 Aug 1859; he enlisted as a minor to serve until he was 21 years old

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Name: Machol
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Machon, James
Alias: Joseph Machin (likely true name)
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: Enlistement record gives name as Joseph Machin. In the recommendation for the MOH, he was named as James Machon. In the surgeon’s report for the battle for which he received the MOH, he is referred to as Joseph Machon. He suffered splinter wounds and a severe concussion.

Name: Madden, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: 21 y/o when enlisted in Navy in 1864 (Brooklyn muster roll)

Name: Magee, John W.
Alias: John Wellesley Magee
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tallapoosa
Notes: born abt. 1848 at Washington, D.C. (NOT 1859 Maryland); at least 7 enlistments from 1867-1888; civilian residence at Washington, DC, occupation: tinner or tin roofer; middle name Wellesley; also- there is a death certificate for a John W. Magee, born 1849, at Washington, D.C., Occupation Fireman, who died 29 March 1892 – this could be the recipient (given that the recipient was a fireman in the Navy).

Name: Magee, William
Alias: McGee
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co C, 33d NJ Inf
Notes: may be buried in the Northumberland area of PA

Name: Mahers, Herbert
Alias: Mayers, Herbert
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted 6/1/1871

Name: Mahoney, George
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Vixen
Last Known City/State: Tauton MA
Notes: 1900 Census serving on USFS Newark with home address in Worcester, MA; WWI draft card filled out from State Hospital, Tauton, Bristol, MA – next of kin living at Fall River, Mass.

Name: Mahoney, Gregory
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 4th US Cav
Notes: has IMO at Ft. Concho National Historical Landmark, Texas

Name: Manning, Henry J.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire
Notes: full birth date 17 Sept. 1859, enlisted to serve until 21 years of age; entered service 8 March 1876 at Baltimore, MD.

Name: Martin, Patrick
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Last Known City/State: Washington DC
Branch: US Army – Co G, 5th US Cav
Known Date of Death: 12 December 1895
Known Place of Death: DC

Name: Martin, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Varuna

Name: McAnally, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 69th PA Inf
Last Known City/State: Washington/Philadelphia DC/PA
Known Date of Death: 1905
Notes: also served Co. G, 69th PA Inf. & Co. H, 2nd PA Inf.; brother named Peter in Philadelphia; POD in Austin may be wrong; pension last paid June 1905; disch. Hampton Nat’l Home March 1905; also, another brother named Edward

Name: McBride, Bernard
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted Dec. 1868

Name: McCabe, William
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 4th US Cav
Notes: enl. 4 July 1874, action Sept 1874, discharged May 1875 for disability; occupation at enl.: miner; age at enl.: 26 y & 4 mos; has IMO at Ft. Concho National Historical Landmark, Texas

Name: McCarton, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire

Name: McCullock, Adam
Alias: McCulloch, McCullough, McCollock
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Notes: also served Co. I, 27st ME Inf. Transferred to Navy 1 August 1864.  Parents were Adam & Hannah. He is on the 1850 and 1860 Censuses in Kennebunk, Maine.  He died on 31 December 1864 at the Pensacola Florida Navy Hospital.
May be buried at Barrancas National Cemetery as an unknown.

Name: McDonald, Franklin M.
Alias: McDonnold, Franklin M.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 11th US Inf
Notes: Notes: Signed name as McDonnold on enlistment papers and letter acknowledging Medal. Deserted 4 December 1873 from Fort Griffin, Texas.

Name: McDonald, James
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: McDonald, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Baron De Kalb

Name: McEnroe, Patrick H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 6th NY Cav

Name: McGowan, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Varuna
Notes: Was living on Portland Avenue in Brooklyn in 1863 when he applied for his Medal.

Name: McHugh, John
Alias: McCue, Michael
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 5th US Inf
Last Known City/State: Dayton OH
Notes: true name Michael McCue; born County Sligo, Ireland; also served Co. B, 12 NY Inf.; Co. F, 3 NY L. Art.; Co. I & H, 5 Cav.; Co. K, F & C, 5 Inf; Co. M, 5 Art; retired by Special Order 1899; dropped from the U.S. National Soldiers’ Home in Dayton, OH, in 1908; uncle named Andrew Kearns/Kierns in Columbus, OH; he is not buried at Bath National Cemetery (wrong units).

Name: McKenzie, Alexander
Conflict: Korea 1870
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Colorado

Name: McKinley, Daniel
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: lived near Ft. Stanton, NM, in 1880 census

Name: McLeod, James
Alias: McCloud
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pensacola, attached to U.S.S. Colorado.
Notes: Name on order is McCloud. Citation and order state he was a volunteer on the Pensacola from the Colorado. Residence was at Bucksport, ME, when he enlisted; DOB either 1834 or 1841.
Also served on the U.S.S. Ino, signed name McLeod on letter acknowledging Medal. By May 1863 he was a Boatswains Mate.

Name: McVeagh, Charles H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: occupation at enlistment was butcher

Name: Mifflin, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: Entered service NYC, with residence in VA; African-American/”mulatto”

Name: Miller, Andrew
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: Enlisted: 21 August 1854 in Washington, D.C. Honorably discharged 21 Oct 21, 1866; also served on the Brooklyn

Name: Miller, George W.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Wickensburg AZ
Known Death Information: 29 September 1869, Wickensburg, AZ
Notes: also Assist. Surg. 97th PA Inf. and Surg. 50th PA Inf.

Name: Miller, Hugh
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Quinnebaug

Name: Millmore, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Essex
Notes: full birth date 26 March 1859, to serve until aged 21; enlisted 18 Jan 1876.

Name: Montgomery, Robert William
Alias: Montgomery, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Last Known City/State: Toxteth Park England
Known Date of Death: 1899
Known Place of Death: England
Notes: true name Robert William Montgomery; originally enlisted in CT Inf, transferred to Navy; died sometime b/t Jan-Mar 1899; Toxteth Park is part of Liverpool

Name: Montrose, Charles H.
Alias: Munson, Alexander D.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 5th US Inf
Last Known City/State: Kings Co. NY
Known Death info: 13 Oct 1917, NY
Notes: Cremated at Fresh Pond Crematorium, NY; ashes returned to relative. Also in Co. D, 2nd Cav. (deserter)

Name: Moore, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Steam Gunboat Marblehead
Last Known City/State: Indian Territory
Notes: Also served on the Receiving Ship North Carolina
“Story of American Heroism”, published 1897, states “A few years ago Captain Meade received a letter from him from the Indian Territory”

Name: Moore, Francis
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship Portsmouth

Name: Moore, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Rhode Island

Name: Moore, Philip
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Trenton

Name: Moquin, George
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 5th US Cav
Notes: deserted 4/7/1881

Name: Moran, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 8th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Fort Custer MT
Notes: last discharge for was for disability in 1881 at Ft. Custer, Mont.; also 8th Cav. & 2nd Cav. A John Moran is buried in eastern Idaho but service records do not match that of the MoH man.

Name: Morris, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Lancaster (Flagship)
Notes: enlisted at Philadelphia according to muster rolls

Name: Morris, William W.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav
Notes: He acknowledged receipt of Medal at Camp Bowie, AZ in July 1875

Name: Morse, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Shenandoah
Notes: born May 1852 at Hamburg, Germany

Name: Murphy, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co K, 158th NY Inf

Name: Myers, William H.
Alias: Meyers, William H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 1st Maryland Cav
Last Known City/State: Baltimore MD
Notes: discharged for disability 6/11/1865, and gave address as Baltimore; applied for pension Aug. 3, 1865; lived in Jefferson City, Cole Co., Missouri in 1883; as per pension paperwork – moved bt/n PA and Baltimore – last known address 1710 1/2 Monument St., Baltimore, in 1893 @ age 46 (DOB 1847)

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Name: Nannasaddie
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Nantaje (Nantahe)
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Indian Scouts

Name: Neil, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Notes: DOB could also be 1837; transferred to Navy from the Army

Name: Norris, J. W.
Possible Alias: John W. Norris
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Jamestown
Notes: If name is John W. Norris, enlisted NYC 18 June 1883 with residence in Fall River, Massachusetts, occupation: nurse, 21 years and 3 months, which puts his DOB in March 1862.

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Name: O’Callaghan, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav

Name: O’Connor, Timothy
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co E, 1st US Cav
Believed to have died in 1868.

Name: O’Donoghue, Timothy
Alias: O’ Donaghue
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Signal
Notes: Entered service in Chicago, Ill., residence in NY, 27 Aug. 1863, occupation: clerk
Served in the Navy from August 1863 to March 1865 and again from May 1867 to May 1870. He requested his Medal be sent to his attorney Ralph O. Ives at Rochester, NY. Signed his name O’Donaghue on all documents in Pension file (rejected); residence in Rochester NY in 1876.

Name: O’Neal, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kansas
Notes: Last name spelled O’Neil on order

Name: O’Neill, William
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 4th US Cav
Notes: cabinetmaker when enlisted; IMO at Fort Concho, San Angelo, TX

Name: Ortega, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Saratoga
Notes: Appointed Acting Masters Mate on US Sloop Saratoga. Reportedly deserted Navy June 1865

Name: Osepins, Christian
Alias: Osephins, Osepius
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tug Fortune
Notes: true name Osephins; residence was NYC at time of enlistment.

Name: O’Sullivan, John F.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 4th US Cav
Known Death Information: 19 May 1907, New York, (Manhattan) NY
Reported Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY
Notes: Cemetery has no record of burial; IMO marker at Fort Concho Memorial Site, San Angelo, TX

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Name: Parker, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Cayuga
Notes: enlisted at New York, residence MA
Also served on the U.S. Steamer Conemaugh and attained the rank of Quartermaster

Name: Parks, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond

Name: Parks, James W.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co F, 11th Missouri Inf
Known Death Information: 14 January 1906, Massac County, IL
Last Known City/State: Metropolis IL
Notes: Lived last years of his life in Metropolis and Pelonia, Massac Co., IL

Name: Pease, Joachim
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: POB has been reported as Long Island, NY and entered service as NYC.
He was actually born at Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada – this had been incorrectly transcribed on the National Park Service’s ‘Soldiers and Sailors’ website as ‘Togo Island’; he also enlisted at Boston, not NYC – except that, if his residence was NYC at the time of his enlistment, he would still be accredited to NYC as per Navy regulations at that time.

Name: Perry, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: also served on the Ohio, Portsmouth, and U.S. Steamer Spirea. Attained rank of Master at Arms.

Name: Peterson, Alfred
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Commodore Perry

Name: Phinney, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Last Known City/State: New York NY
Notes: lived at 156 Mott St. NYC when applied for a pension on 10 Aug 1875
Also served on the U.S. Steamer Union

Name: Pile, Richard
Alias: Richard T. Pile
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kansas
Notes: Middle initial “T”; born Barbados, West Indies

Name: Porter, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 1st NJ Cav

Name: Powers, Thomas
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav
Known Death Information: 8 December 1884, Judd’s Corner or Venice, MI

Name: Prance, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Ticonderoga
Notes: May be at Mountain View Cem, Oakland, CA, Soldiers Plot 12, Sect 4, Grave 9, DOD 4/4/1885, but need more to connect this man with MOH man

Name: Preston, Noble D.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 10th NY Cav
Known Death Informationa; 27 December 1919, Philadelphia, PA
Notes: Cremated- Cremains returned to relatives

Name: Price, Edward
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn

Name: Province, George
Alias: Provence, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba
Notes: Transferred to the Navy at Boston from the 13th MA Light Artillery, but enlisted in the 13th MA L.A. at Topsfield, MA.

Name: Pyne, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Magnolia

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Name: Read, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Magnolia

Name: Read, Charles A.
Alias: Reed, Charles A.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: Enlisted at Boston, MA not Ohio as recorded. The confusion appears to come from the fact that he was on the Receiving Ship Ohio before transferring to the Kearsarge. There is a naturalization index for a “Charles A. Read” from Sweden who lived in Gloucester, MA, in 1861, when he petitioned to for citizenship, DOB on that individual was 23 Oct. 1837, which matches the recipient.

Name: Reed, James C.
Alias: Reid, James C.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 8th US Cav
Last Known City/State: Washington DC
Notes: aka Reid in after-action reports & Disability for Discharge certificate; in 1882 was living at the Soldiers’ Home in D.C.; also in 1 Oregon Cav. during CW; most of IC service in Co. B, 1 Cav.; pension paid to D.C. in 1883

Name: Regan, Jeremiah
Alias: Reagan, Jeremiah
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Galena
Notes: deserted 10/27/1864

Name: Regan, Patrick
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pensacola
Notes: He had at least 2 enlistments (1872 and 1875), residence at NYC at both enlistments, occupation Mariner; birth Queenstown, Ireland

Name: Reynolds, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co M, 9th NY Cav
Notes: Born 1839 in Ireland; when he enlisted, he was described as 5′ 6″
tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, brown hair, occupation: gentleman; had several court martials and ended his enlistment after 12 months hard labor (he refused to follow orders and hit his superior officer).

Name: Rice, Charles
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Agawam
Born: Russia, Maine, which apparently no longer exists. NOT Russia the country. Age at enlistment in 1864 was 24, but he was 15 on the 1860 Census, so DOB could be from 1840-1845.
Notes: Residence when enlisted was Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine. He is NOT buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook, ME; that Rice never served on the Agawam.

Name: Richman, Samuel
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co E, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted 1869

Name: Riley, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co D, 1st LA Cav

Name: Ringold, Edward
Alias: Ringgold, Edward
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Wabash
Last Known City/State: at sea
Known Date of Death: 10/14/1864
Reported Death: drowned at unknown location as per History & Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5
Notes: Actually entered service in NYC, residence MD
Also served on Flagship Philadelphia; signed letters relating to the Medal as Edward Ringgold.

Name: Robinson, Alexander
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Howquah

Name: Robinson, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1865-1870
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Yucca
Notes: residence at enlistment was Windham, Maine.

Name: Robinson, Thomas
Alias: Robison, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 81st PA Inf
Last Known City/State: Brooklyn NY
Notes: was in Brooklyn, NY, 10/3/1868 when applied for pension, lost left leg in battle 6/3/1864; there was a second Thomas Robinson who also lost a left leg at Spotsylvania – he was with the 72nd PA Inf.; MOH actually enlisted at Summit Hill, Carbon Co., PA, & was mustered in at Tamaqua

Name: Rockefeller, Charles Mortimer
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 178th NY Inf
Believed to have died 28 April 1899, near Manila Philippines as
KIA, remains not recovered. There are also reports that he was taken prisoner near Manila on 28 Apr 1899.

Name: Rooney, Edward
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 5th US Inf
Last Known City/State: Cincinnati OH
Notes: also served Co. K, 98th NY Inf.; Co. C, 15th U.S. Inf.; Co. C, 2nd U.S. Inf.; & recruiting duty; final discharge June 1887 in Cincinnati, OH; occupation before first enlistment was “weaver”

Name: Rouning, Johannes
Alias: Johannes Ronning
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S Tug Fortune
Notes: He was born in May 1859 (as calculated from his 1885 enlistment) in Norway; based on his signature, his last name was actually Ronning.

Name: Rowalt, John F.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co L, 8th US Cav

Name: Russell, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Trenton

Name: Ryan, Dennis
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co I, 6th US Cav
Notes: Discharged 14 Jan 1875 at Camp Supply in Indian Territory. At that time it was in Oklahoma.

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Name: Sadler, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Saratoga
Notes: born Boston, MA; place of residence NYC; physical enlistment NYC

Name: Sanderson, Aaron
Alias: Aaron Anderson; True Name: Aron Sanderson [only one R]
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Wyandank
Notes: His Medal was mailed to him on 6 Feb 1867 in care of his attorney Mr. E. Jackson in Philadelphia. His letter requesting the Medal stated his true name and gave a Philadelphia address.

Name: Sapp, Isaac
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Shenandoah

Name: Saunders, James
Conflict: Civil War
Last Known City/State: Boston MA
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Notes: DOB varies from 1819-1835 in records; lived in & around Boston area, last known corresp. with pension board in Boston in 1915
Also served on the US Steamer Dacotah

Name: Schmal, George
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army, Co M, 24th NY Cav
Notes: The George Schmal buried in New York’s, Forest Lawn Cemetery is not the MoH man. The man buried there was in the 8th Cav and born in NY.
The MOH recipient was born in Germany and was 5’ 9”, as described in his enlistment papers and served in the 24th NY Cav from Dec 1863 to June 1865. He used the spelling “Schmal” with only one H in his name.

Name: Schutt, George
Alias: George Schults; Schultz
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: Navy – U.S.S. Hendrick Hudson
Notes: Recommendations for award spell name Schultz and Schults.

Name: Scott, George D.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 7th US Cav

Name: Seanor, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Ironclad Chickasaw
Notes: Deserted from Guerriere on 25 December 1868 at Montevideo.

Name: Shea, Joseph Henry
Conflict: Civil War
Last Known City/State: Buckner AR
Branch: US Army – Co K, 92d NY Inf
Notes: was a minor when enlisted, Daniel O’Neill of New Bern, NC, signed papers; also G, 96th NY Inf.; also served 9th and 12th Inf.; deserted 9th Inf. 1870; possible last known address 1930 Census: Buckner, Lafayette Co., Ark.

Name: Sheppard, Charles
Alias: Wilson, Charles
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 5th US Inf
Notes: also served Co. E, 2nd Art and Co. H, 10th Inf; also enlisted as Charles Wilson in Co. B, 9th Inf.; deserted twice, final discharge 1885

Name: Sherrin, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co C, 8th US Cav
Notes: last discharge 1885 in Texas

Name: Shivers, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Minnesota
Notes: Residence when entered service was Newton Twp, Camden Co., NJ; deserted 27 October 1865 at Philadelphia

Name: Siegel, John Otto
Conflict: WWI
Branch: US Navy – Tug U.S.S. Mohawk
Notes: contrary to postings on other webpages, the MoH man is NOT buried In Gary, Indiana. The man buried in Indiana’s middle initial is wrong and John Otto Siegel’s widow’s name was Theresa.

Name: Simons, Charles Jenks
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 9th NH Inf
Known Death info: 18 June 1914, Chicago, IL
Notes: Cremains returned to widow.

Partially located but still lost
Name: Simpson, Henry
Alias: Simpson, D. Henry Lakin
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Essex
Was buried at Upper Darvy in Delaware County, Pennsylvania but The Upper Darby Society folded in the late 19th century. Decades after the Church was torn down, the interred were moved to a mass grave, location unknown.

Name: Smith, Andrew J.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 8th US Cav

Name: Smith, Charles E.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co H, 6th US Cav

Name: Smith, Edwin
Alias: Smith, Edwin V. B.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Whitehead
Last Known City/State: Brooklyn NY
Notes: deserted 8 December 1866, dishonorable discharge 30 April 1867; 1870 Census in Brooklyn, NY, parents George R. and Phebe
Also served on the U.S. Steamer Seymour. Rank in November 1863 was Acting Masters Mate

Name: Smith, Frank Elmer
Conflict: China Relief Expedition
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Newark

Name: Smith, James
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kansas

Name: Smith, James A.
Conflict: China Relief Expedition
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Newark

Name: Smith, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Acknowledged receiving Medal in Brooklyn in June 1865

Name: Smith, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Shenandoah
Notes: described as ‘mulatto’; born Hamilton, Bermuda; at least 3 enlistments; residence at Brooklyn at 1882 enlistment.

Name: Smith, Oloff
Alias: Cloff Smith
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: name originally recorded as “Cloff Smith”

Name: Smith, Otto
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co K, 8th US Cav
Notes: Enlisted at Sacramento, California, 13 Jan 1869 in Co. K, 8th Cav., 5’7.5” tall, blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, born around 1848, Baltimore, Maryland, Barber by occupation, deserted 24 July 1869.

Name: Smith, Thomas
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Enterprise

Name: Smith, Thomas J.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav

Name: Smith, Walter B.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: also served on the Hatteras
Living in Brooklyn in September 1865

Name: Smith, William
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 8th US Cav

Name: Sova, Joseph E.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 8th NY Cav
Known Death Information: 23 October 1866, Walworth, NY
Notes: Also served in Co M, 8th NY Cav.

Name: Sprowle, David
Alias: David Sprowls
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: At time of his action in 1864, he had been in the service for 28 years; also served 2nd U.S. Artillery; the David Sprowls buried in Red Mills Cem, Lisbon, NY, died in 1827
Also served on the U.S. Steamer Mattabesett

Name: Stanley, Edward
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Unit: Co F, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted July 1870; tried to re-enlisted in Artillery but was caught – that enlistment also from San Francisco

Name: Stanley, William A.
Alias: Stanley, William E.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Hartford
Notes: severely wounded in action

Name: Stewart, Benjamin F.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Last Known City/State: Newport Barracks KY
Branch: US Army – Co E, 7th US Inf
Notes: Originally enlisted 19 Aug 1872 in Co. K, 2nd Artillery at Boston, Ma., but was underage so was discharged. Enlisted 3 May 1875 in Co. E, 7th Infantry at Newport Barracks, KY. Discharged 27 Dec 1876 by S.O. for being physically unable to do his duties. He received his Medal the same date. Last known location is Camp Baker, Montana.
His mother was Leah E. Stewart, sister Annie E. Stewart, both of Norfolk, Va.; mother gave his birth date as July 16. 1853 in a deposition; his father was William B. Stewart (father’s DOD June 27, 1868)

Name: Stewart, James A.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Marine Corps – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: discharged 1873

Name: Stewart, Joseph
Alias: Stuart
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st MD Inf
Notes: enlisted 9/30/1864, discharged 6/3/1865

Name: Stoddard, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Marmora
Notes: promoted to acting master’s mate which he resigned 20 May 1865; was born Fort Robinson, Canada
Also served on U.S.S. Choctaw

Name: Strahan, Robert
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge

Name: Strayer, William H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 3d US Cav

Name: Strivson, Benoni
Alias: Stinson, Benoni
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co B, 8th US Cav
Notes: Also served Co. G, 4th Cal. Inf. during CW

Name: Sullivan, James F.
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire

Name: Sullivan, Thomas
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav

Name: Swatton, Edward
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba
Notes: Residence at enlistment was North Chelsea, MA; enlistment at Boston. File records deserted in Feb 1865.

Name: Sweeney, Robert A.
Alias: Sweeney, Albert
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Kearsarge
Known Death Information: 19 December 1890, New York NY
Reported Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY
Notes: Double recipient – second award on Yantic; cemetery has no record of burial; used the name Albert in civilian life. He was born in Montserat, West Indies, NOT Wisconsin as is sometimes reported.

Name: Sweeney, William
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Jean Sands

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Name: Tallentine, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tacony
Last Known City/State: Fort Fisher NC
Known Date of Death: 1/15/1865
Known Place of Death: NC
Notes: Fell inside the fortifications. May be buried at Wilmington National as an unknown.

Name: Taylor, John
Conflict: Peacetime 1865-1870
Branch: US Navy – attached to NY Navy Yard
Also served on US Receiving Ship Vermont, held rank of Boatswains Mate in February 1866

Name: Taylor, Thomas
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Metacomet
Applied for Medal from New York

Name: Thompson, George Washington
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co C, 2d US Cav
Notes: enlistment records state he was born in Victoria, New York, and enlisted from Syracuse, New York.
Enlistments:
March 8, 1866 for 3 years, enlisted at Syracuse, NY, 19 years old, farmer, assigned to Co. E, 4th Infantry, discharged in Wyoming Territory, expiration of service.
June 11, 1869 for 5 years, enlisted at Omaha Barracks, Neb., 21 years old, laborer, assigned to Co. C, 2nd Cavalry, deserted May 16 1872, apprehended the next day, escaped/deserted July 2, 1872 awaiting sentence at Omaha Barracks, Nebrasks from GCM.
There is also a recorded location of Victory, New York and a George Thompson from there served in the 16th NY Artillery.

Name: Thompson, Henry
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – ship not recorded

Name: Thompson, James Harry
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – US Vols
Known Death Information: 4 November 1896, Great Yarmouth, England

Name: Thompson, John
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav

Name: Thornton, Michael
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tug Leyden
Notes: residence at enlistment was Philadelphia, PA

Name: Tobin, Paul
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Plymouth
Notes: He may have returned to France; his Medal was sent to the US Consul in Brest, France in April 1873

Name: Todd, Samuel
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Brooklyn
Notes: Enlisted Nov 1861, age 46 at Boston, again 29 Feb 1864 at Boston. 1861 appears to have been 2nd enlistment.
Born in Portsmouth, also served on the Ohio and US Steamer Stepping Stones.

Name: Tolan, Frank
Alias: Toland, Francis
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 7th US Cav

Name: Tripp, Othneil
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Seneca
Notes: first enl. From Boston, credit Worcester, MA; 2d enl. From NY, res. ME; occup. Mariner.
He had multiple enlistments in the Navy, and all were clearly the same man based on escriptions of his tattoos; 1863 enlistment had 4 years Navy experience, 1864 enlistment had 16 years Navy experience, 1865 enlistment had 3 years experience, 1872 enlistment had 18 years in the Navy… at any rate, it appears he was in the Navy most of his life.

Name: Troy, Jeremiah
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire
Notes: Possibly at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY –Holy Cross headstone reads “Carolina de Soto” – there is no evidence the MOH man served on this ship; father’s name of Holy Cross man was Martin

Name: Turvelin, Alexander Haure
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Trenton
Last Known City/State: St. Louis MO
Notes: in 1883, was working as a “packer” for the U.S. Navy Quartermaster’s Dept. in St. Louis, MO; in 1892 his heirs were asking Congress to consider a private compensation claim

Name: Tyrrell, George William
Alias: Terrill, Tyrell, Tyrrel
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 5th OH Inf

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Name: Volz, Robert
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Nashville
Notes: A June 1898 article in the San Francisco Call recounting the MOH battle said he “made his home in San Francisco”; however, the 1900 Special Census of Military Personnel gives his residence as Morehead City, NC, his POB as CA, and his DOB as Jan 1875; enlisted at Norfolk, Va, 19 Aug. 1897 for 3 yrs. Deserted at Buenos Ares in October 1904.

Name: Von Medem, Rudolph
Alias: Rudolph Von Meden; also first name Gustave
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co A, 5th US Cav

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Name: Walker, John
Alias: Frazier, Joseph
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co D, 8th US Cav
Notes: unknown which name is his true name; deserted twice, final one in 1874

Name: Ward, Charles H.
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co G, 1st US Cav
Notes: discharged for disability 1870, applied for pension in 1871, not approved/abandoned; dob recorded as 1845, really is 1847 as per enlistment age

Name: Ward, James
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna
Notes: Applied for Medal from Chicago, IL in October 1865

Name: Watson, Joseph
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co F, 8th US Cav
Notes: deserted 3/16/1870

Name: Weeks, Charles H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Montauk
Notes: Deserted 30 Sep 1865 at New York. The Charles H. Weeks on the 1890 Franklin Co. Census is likely not the MoH man as that Charles H. Weeks served in the 49th Massachusetts. The MOH Charles Weeks was Navy.

Name: Welch, George W.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co A, 11th Missouri Inf
Last Known City/State: Fairfax IA
Notes: deserted July 1865, discharged Jan. 1866; also Co. F, 7 MO Inf.; born ca. 1843, Ripley, Butler Co., Ia. (20 y/o in 1863 at enlistment); went to dental school in Keokuk, IA, later moved to Fairfax, IA; left IA in 1873 and disappeared from historical record

Name: Welch, Michael
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co M, 6th US Cav

Name: Wells, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Richmond
Notes: on April 24, 1862, while serving on the Brooklyn, he was wounded and lost sight in his right eye; stayed in naval service, transf. to the Richmond in Sept. 1863. Also served on the U.S.S. Colorado. His request for the Medal states that he reenlisted in March 1865 for 3 years.

Name: Westerhold, William
Alias: Werterhold, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co G, 52d NY Inf
Known Death Information: 12 May 1910, New York, NY
Notes: Cremated at Fresh Pond Crematorium, Queens, NY, ashes returned to funeral home

Name: White, Joseph
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides

Name: Whitfield, Daniel
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Lackawanna

Name: Wilkins, Leander A.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co H, 9th NH Inf
Last Known City/State: Lakeside CA
Notes: applied for pension in 1898, aged 54, from Lakeside, San Diego Co., Cal; appl. Dropped b/c failed to show for exam; in 1870, lived in Portland, ME, with wife Mary

Name: Williams II, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Mohican
Notes: Promoted to acting master’s mate. Also served on the U.S. Steamer Connecticut.

Name: Williams, Anthony
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pontoosuc
Notes: Also served on the U.S.S. Tacony

Name: Williams, Augustus
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba
Notes: originally enlisted at Medford, MA, in the 11th Mass. Inf. but transferred to Navy at Boston on 17 May 1864; born Kristiansand, Norway; also served on the U.S.S. Ohio

Name: Williams, Frank
Conflict: Spanish-American War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Marblehead
Entered Service from New York.
Notes: as per Mulholland’s MOH Legion book, he died prior to 1905 and was living in “Porto Rico.”
New York Times has a death notice for a Frank Williams on 24 October 1900 who drowned in “Porto Rico” body not recovered. Deceased was believed to have been from New York.

Name: Williams, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pawnee
Notes: Received Medal of Honor on board the USS Ticonderoga “European Squadron”. He acknowledged receipt on 15 January 1867.
Possibly buried in Mt Moriah, Philadelphia, PA.
NCA ruled inconclusive.

Name: Williams, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Commodore Perry
Notes: Also served in Co. D, 10th NJ Inf and on the U.S.S. Princeton. Last known location-on board the USS Princeton, Philadelphia in August 1865

Name: Williams, Peter
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor
Notes: Also served on the U.S. Steamer Florida. Discharged 9 November 1867; may have died in S.F., California on 28 January 1887

Name: Williams, Robert
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Benton
Notes: Also served on the U.S.S. North Carolina.

Name: Williams, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – recorded as U.S.S. Lehigh but was actually the U.S.S. Nahant
Notes: A search of the muster rolls for the LeHigh, the ship Williams reportedly served on at the time of his MOH action in Nov 1863 did not list anybody by that name on the ships rolls from April 1863 to January 1864.
The ship he actually served was the U.S.S. Nahant according to his MoH recommendation.

Possibly located
Name: Willis, George
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Tigress
Believed to be buried in Oakgrove Cemetery, Medford, MA but cemetery has no grave number recorded.

Name: Willis, Richard
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. New Ironsides
Known Death Information: either 9 or 10 September 1896, Vallejo, CA (Two different death notices give two different dates) Committed suicide.
Notes: Also served on the U.S. Guard Ship Bienville

Name: Wills, Henry
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co C, 8th US Cav

Name: Wilson, August
Conflict: Peacetime 1871-1898
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Puritan

Name: Wilson, Benjamin
Conflict: Indian Campaigns
Branch: US Army – Co M, 6th US Cav

Name: Wilson, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Co L, 1st NJ Cav

Name: Woodall, William H.
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Army – Gen Sheridan’s Hdqrs.

Name: Woon, John
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Pittsburgh

Name: Wright, William
Conflict: Civil War
Branch: US Navy – U.S.S. Monticello
Notes: enlisted 17 Mar 1863, discharged 10 Sep 1865; also served on ships U.S.S. Princeton, Alleghany, Bradywine, Comm. Jones and State of Georgia.

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