Updates

 

Hugh Hamilton, Civil War Recipient has been found. He died New York, NY on 10 December 1890 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, MA

George Reynolds, Civil War Recipient has been found.
He died 16 March 1889 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Edward Ringold, Civil War Recipient, drowned off Folly Island, SC on 14 October 1864 and his body was not recovered.

Isaac aka Isaiah B. Sapp, Interim recipient has been found. He died on 18 August 1913 and is buried in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA

Another photograph error has been brought to our attention. There is a photograph on various internet sites reported to be that of Harry Fisher aka Franklin Phillips standing outside the entrance to a building. The man standing in the photo is not the recipient. The deceased man under the American Flag is the recipient. This information comes to us from a descendent who was able to obtain copies of documents from the State Department.

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This photograph is widely posted on the internet and identified as John Mapes Adams, aka George Lawrence Day. This is incorrect. The photograph is actually William Seach in a WWI era uniform. This information has been confirmed by Seach’s grandson, William ‘Bill’ Seach.

On 25 March 2017, Medal of Honor Day, Donald ‘Doc’ Ballard, a Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient, who was in Washington DC for Medal of Honor day, returned home to find that his business had been robbed of roughly $100K. Aside from many irreplaceable personal items, the thieves stole money Doc was collecting for the Forgotten Veterans organization to be used for caskets and burial markers for veterans. You can read the story in the Kansas City Star. http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article141327903.html/

A GoFundMe webpage has been created to help Doc regain the funds for his philanthropic efforts. The page is at: https://www.gofundme.com/replacing-stolen-money-for-veterans/

You can also help by ordering books personally autographed by Col Ballard. Here is the order form with titles, costs, and mailing address. All proceeds go to Forgotten Veterans.DocsBooksForm

Jose F. Jimenez, Vietnam War recipient has been repatriated to the U.S. He was reburied in Glendale Memorial Park in Phoenix Arizona in January 2017.

Timothy O’Donoghue, Civil War recipient has been found. He is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, NY

Christian Osepins, Interim Recipient, True name Christiaan Osephius has been found. He was buried in Holland’s Begraafplaats aan de Broersvest (Cemetery on the Broersvest) but the cemetery no longer exists. We are working with a local researcher to honor him with a plaque.

A GoFundMe webpage has been created for Gary Wetzel, a Vietnam recipient. The goal is to raise $25,000 to modify his motorcycle to a trike. The VA covered a small portion of the expense, but there is still a balance owing. The page is at: http://www.gofundme.com/tj2jdpyc/

Emil Lejeune, Interim Recipient has been found. He died 10 July 1916 and is buried in Forest City Cemetery, Portland, ME

William Anderson, Interim Recipient has been found. He died on 11 March 1908 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

George F. Brock, aka George Rock, Interim Recipient has been found. He died on 12 October 1914 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA as George Rock, true name likely Brock.

William Ahern aka William O’Hearn, Interim Recipient has been found. He died on 7 November 1918 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, NY

George Willis, Interim Recipient, has been found. He died on 7 December 1884 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA

James Smith of the China/Boxer Expedition has been found. He died on 4 November 1944 and is buried at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, NY

Philip Bazar, aka Phillip Bazaar, Fillipe Bazin, Civil War recipient, has been found. He died 28 December 1923 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, New York, NY under the misspelled name of Bogan.

We are please to announce that COL Donald “Doc” Ballard has joined our board as an Honorary Director.

Charles Gidding, Interim recipient has been found. He died 28 November 1943 and is buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, MA. Buried as Charles J. Giddings

John McHugh, aka John McCue, Indian Campaigns recipient has been found. He died 28 May 1910 and is buried in Concordia Cemetery Buffalo, NY as John McHugh

George Hollat, True Name: George C. Holah, Civil War recipient has been found. He died 20 January 1912 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, OH

Thomas Atkinson, Civil War recipient, has been found. He died at sea 9 March 1868 onboard the Dacotah and was buried in an unknown cemetery on the Island of San Lorenzo, Peru.

Thomas English, Civil War recipient, has been found. He died at sea on 11 April 1868 and was buried at sea.

Charles Sheppard, alias Charles Wilson, Indian Wars, has been found. He is buried as Charles Shepherd in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Emil Fredericksen, True Name: Emil Fredreksen, Interim recipient, has been found. He is buried at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA

John Kelley, USS Ceress, Civil War recipient, has been found. He is buried at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, MI

James Samuel Hill, Civil War recipient, has been found. He is buried in Newark Cemetery, Newark, NY

Thomas Harding, Civil War recipient, has been found. He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, WY

Robert W. Montgomery, Civil War recipient, has been found. He is buried in Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Henry C. Courtney, Interim recipient, has been found. He is buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Jeremiah Troy, Interim recipient, has been found. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Richard P. Hanley, Indian Wars recipient, has been found. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA.

Hugh Logan, Civil War recipient, has been found. He is buried at St. Kentigern’s Cemetery, Lanakshire, Scotland.

James Byrnes, Civil War recipient, has been found. His true name is James Fisher and he is buried at Calvary Cemetery, NYC, NY.

Hugh Carey, Civil War recipient, has had his record officially corrected. His date of action was 3 July at Gettysburg, not the 2nd as is often listed.

Henry Wilkens, Indian Wars recipient, has had his record officially corrected. He enlisted in Albany, NY in 1858 and rose to the rank of First Lieutenant during the Civil War. His year of birth is circa 1833.

John McCarton has been found. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman, Jr. has been located and is now buried in Tennessee.

Philip Moore, Interim recipient, has been found. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA

James Jackson, Indian Wars recipient, is now officially accredited to Iowa.

Abraham Cohn has been found. He is buried in Beth Olam Cemetery, Ridgewood (Queens), NY

Matthew Arther/Arthur has been found. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery in San Francisco, CA

William R. Fox has been found. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery in Rosllyn, PA

Richard Dennis, True Name Richard Donallen has been found. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA

George Low, also known as George Low Evatt has been found. He is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, NY

James H. Bennett, Spanish American recipient has been found.  His true name is John B. Quirk and he is buried in Cold Springs Cemetery, Cold Springs, NY

William C. Bryan, Indian Campaigns recipient has been found. He is buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, CO

Milden H. Wilson, Indian Campaigns recipient has been found. He is buried in Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA

William Oakley, Spanish American recipient has been found. He is buried in Wivanhoe Cemetery, Wivanhoe, England

Charles H. Foy, Civil War recipient has been found. He is buried in Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Edwin C. Goodrich, Civil War recipient has been found. He is buried in Portland Cemetery, Portland, MI

Denis Byrne, Indian Wars recipient has been found. He is buried in Cavalry Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

James Russell, Indian Wars recipient has been found. He is buried in Jacksonville East Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL.

We have added a new feature to our webpage called Historical Markers.  We hope to eventually have a page for each state.

We just received confirmation on a records correction for Lewis A. Grant, Civil War Recipient. Some how over the years his date of action morphed from 1863 to 1864. It has now been official corrected to 1863.

Peter Johnson, Spanish-American War, has been found. He is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (Section F, Grave 442), San Antonio, TX

Patrick Reid, Interim, has been found. He is buried in St John’s Cemetery (Section 20, Row S, Grave 287), New York, NY

John E. Jones, Civil War, has been found. He is buried in Chalmette National Cemetery (Square 9, Grave #84, now Section 55, Site 4406), New Orleans, LA

Thomas Hoban, Spanish-American War has been located. He is buried in Calvary Cemetery (Section 40, Range 20, Block G, Grave 15), New York, NY.

Compelling evidence has surfaced proving that the Joseph Taylor buried in Rhode Island is NOT the Medal of Honor recipient. The Medal of Honor Joseph Taylor is buried in Edson Cemetery (Lot 31, Range 2, Grave 3), Lowell, Massachusetts.

John Smith, Civil War-USS Richmond, has been located. He is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery (Section 3, Row 5, Site 12) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Louis Fred Pfeifer, aka Louis Fred Thies has been located. He is buried in Egg Harbor Cemetery (Plot – Block 7, Lot 35, Space 1), Egg Harbor, New Jersey

George F. Brady, Spanish American War Recipient has been located. He is buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island.

John M. Kindig, Civil War has been found. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

JPAC has announced on their webpage that the remains of Don C. Faith, MOH-Korea, have been positively identified. They were returned to the US and he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

We just received confirmation that Frederick Behne, (Interim Awards 1899-1910) was originally interred in Kerfautras Cemetery, Brest, France but was returned to the US in 1920 and interned in Hackensack Cemetery (Section J, Plot 206, Grave 1), Hackensack, NJ.

A correction to records has been requested and was approved by the Army Awards and Decorations Branch for the following individuals. We are told that the Center of Military History will also update their Medal of Honor Citations webpage.

Canfield, Heth, true date of action is 17 May 1870
Garland, Harry, true dates of action are 7 May & 20 August 1877
Himmelsback, Michael, true date of action is 17 May 1870
Leonard, Patrick J., true date of action is 17 May 1870
McCarthy, Michael, true date of action is 17 June 1877
Hubbard, Thomas H., true date of action is 17 May 1870
Thompson, George W., true date of action is 17 May 1870

The organization GiveBackAmerica has graciously accepted the MOHHSUS as a client.  The next time you order something on line, please do so via this link:   http://www.givebackamerica.com/charity.php?b=1527
From this site, you can go to the vendor you wish to shop with and the vendor will provide a commission to the MOHHSUS on your purchase.  Yes, it really is that simple!

We are adding some features and pages to our site that will help those of you interested in researching Medal of Honor Recipients or locating a Recipients grave, some tools to aid your efforts.

We are in the process of adding a page for each state with a Recipient buried there which will include a directional map and the GPS coordinates for their grave.

We also have an alphabetical listing with a link to the state they are buried in.  Many also have a Cenotaph or ‘In Memory Of’ marker.   If you don’t know what state the Recipient is buried in or where the marker is located, the alphabetical listing will provide the information when it is known.

We just added a page entitled Lost to History which lists the Recipients whose burial location is unknown and what if any information we have on them that may aid a researcher in locating them.  To access these new pages, please click the tab entitled Medal of Honor

If you are planning a visit to Washington DC which includes a stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, you may find the spreadsheet on the District of Columbia  page of interest. It lists each of the Medal of Honor Recipients whose names are engraved on the wall and how to find their name. The list is in two parts, by order from west to east and alphabetical if you are seeking a particular Recipient.

If you are planning a visit to Arlington National Cemetery you may find the spreadsheet at Arlington National Cemetery of interest. It lists by section and name, the 399 Medal of Honor Recipients either buried or memorialized there.

Also, be sure and check out our Links page as it has links to many creditable web pages and online books.

Another source is our book list of books by and about Medal of Honor Recipients.  It is on our Books page.