ILLINOIS in the CIVIL WAR

Illinois Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients


Nearly 100 of Illinois' Civil War Soldiers (listed below) were awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of bravery and heroism. The names of the soldiers and their regiment are listed below. In addition to those in Illinois Regiments, Illinois was credited for service by a few members of the US Navy (table 2 below).

More information about the Medal of Honor and the Awardees can be found at Medal of Honor Citations from the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Entries are listed alphabetically, with the entire list for the Civil War divided into 2 parts (A-L, M-Z). Each of the two files is about 350 Kbytes in size. Most entries show the following information about the recipient:

Note: Names in bold indicate the first name beginning with that letter of the alphabet.

Table 1. Medal of Honor Recipients - Illinois
Name Regiment
Allen, Abner P. 39 Illinois Infantry
Black, John C. 37 Illinois Infantry
Black, William P. 37 Illinois Infantry
Blodgett, Welis H. 37 Illinois Infantry
Bowen, Emmer 127 Illinois Infantry
Burritt, William W. 113 Illinois Infantry
Callahan, John H. 122 Illinois Infantry
Capron, Horace, Jr. 8 Illinois Cavalry
Carr, Eugene A. 3 Illinois Cavalry
Churchill, Samuel J. 2 Illinois Light Artillery
Colby, Carlos W. 97 Illinois Infantry
Cook, John H. 119 Illinois Infantry
Cox, Robert M. 55 Illinois Infantry
Creed, John 23 Illinois Infantry
Darrough, John S. 113 Illinois Infantry
Davis, Martin K. 116 Illinois Infantry
Dickie, David 97 Illinois Infantry
Dunne, James Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
Farquhar, John M. 89 Illinois Infantry
Fisher, John H. 55 Illinois Infantry
Fox, Henry 106 Illinois Infantry
Fraser (Frazier), William W. 97 Illinois Infantry
Gage, Richard J. 104 Illinois Infantry
Geschwind, Nicholas 116 Illinois Infantry
Goldsbery, Andrew E. 127 Illinois Infantry
Gould, Newton T. 113 Illinois Infantry
Haney, Milton L. 55 Illinois Infantry
Hapeman, Douglas 104 Illinois Infantry
Hardenbergh, Henry M. 39 Illinois Infantry
Henry, James 113 Illinois Infantry
Higgins, Thomas J. 99 Illinois Infantry
Highland, Patrick 23 Illinois Infantry
Holland, Lemuel F. 104 Illinois Infantry
Houghton, George L. 104 Illinois Infantry
Howe, Orion P. 55 Illinois Infantry
Hyatt, Theodore 127 Illinois Infantry
Hymer, Samuel 115 Illinois Infantry
Johns, (Jones) Elisha 113 Illinois Infantry
Johnson, Andrew 116 Illinois Infantry
Josselyn, Simeon T. 13 Illinois Infantry
Kelley, Leverett M. 36 Illinois Infantry
Kloth, Charles H. Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
Kretsinger, George Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
Larrabee, James W. 55 Illinois Infantry
Lower, Robert A. 55 Illinois Infantry
Marsh, George 104 Illinois Infantry
McConnell, Samuel 119 Illinois Infantry
McCornack, Andrew 127 Illinois Infantry
McDonald, John Wade 20 Illinois Infantry
McGraw, Thomas 23 Illinois Infantry
McGulre, Patrick Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
McKeen, Nineveh S. 21 Illinois Infantry
Merrifield, James K. 88 Illinois Infantry
Miller, Henry A. 8 Illinois Infantry
Miller, Jacob C. 113 Illinois Infantry
Moore, Wilbur F. 117 Illinois Infantry
Morford, Jerome 55 Illinois Infantry
Murphy, Robinson B. 127 Illinois Infantry
Murphy, Thomas C. 31 Illinois Infantry
Newman, Marcellus J. 111 Illinois Infantry
Palmer, George H. 1 Illinois Cavalry
Payne, Thomas H. L. 37 Illinois Infantry
Pentzer, Patrick H. 97 Illinois Infantry
Pike, Edward M. 33 Illinois Infantry
Post, Philip Sidney 59 Illinois Infantry
Powers, Wesley J. 147 Illinois Infantry
Putnam, Winthrop D. 77 Illinois Infantry
Rebmann, George F. 119 Illinois Infantry
Rundle, Charles W. 116 Illinois Infantry
Sanford, Jacob 55 Illinois Infantry
Schenck, Benjamin W. 116 Illinois Infantry
Shapland, John 104 Illinois Infantry
Slagle, Oscar 104 Illinois Infantry
Smalley, Reuben S. 104 Illinois Infantry
Spalding, Edward B. 52 Illinois Infantry
Sprague, Benona 116 Illinois Infantry
Stephens, William G. Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
Stokes, George 122 Illinois Infantry
Taylor, Henry H. 45 Illinois Infantry
Toomer, William 127 Illinois Infantry
Vernay, James D. 11 Illinois Infantry
Vifquain, Victor 97 Illinois Infantry
Ward, Thomas J. 116 Illinois Infantry
Warden, John 55 Illinois Infantry
Webber, Alason P. 86 Illinois Infantry
Wheaton, Loyd 8 Illinois Infantry
White, Patrick H. Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Artillery
Whitmore, John 119 Illinois Infantry
Widick, Andrew J. 116 Illinois Infantry
Williams, Elwood N. 28 Illinois Infantry
Wood, Richard H. 97 Illinois Infantry

Table 2. Accredited to Illinois
Name Regiment
Asten, Charles US Navy
Dow, Henry US Navy
Hyland, John US Navy
McCormick, Michael US Navy
Molloy, Hugh US Navy


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