Tennessee Medal of Honor Winners

during the

American Civil War

There were 106 distinct Tennessee actions upon which the Medal of Honor was bestowed on a recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Elwood N. Williams 28th Illinois Infantry Battle of Shiloh

Dr. Mary E. Walker Asst Acting Surgeon Many engagements

Gen David S. Stanley Franklin, TN

Medal of Honor Recipients

Lt. Arthur Macarthur 24th Wisconsin Battle of Franklin

John S. Kountz 37th Ohio Infantry Musician Missionary Ridge

Captain George V. Kelley 104th Ohio Infantry Battle of Franklin

Medal of Honor Recipients

Pvt Peter Kappesser 149th NY Infantry Lookout Mountain

Lt. Col. Henry V. Boynton 35th Ohio Infantry Missionary Ridge

Pvt John G. Burke 15th Penn Cavalry Stone s River

Medal of Honor Recipients

Col. Henry A. Barnum 149th NY Infantry Chattanooga

Top Awards by Action
25 20 15 10 5 0

Action

Recipients by year
60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1862 1863 1964 Awards

Recipients with non-U.S. births
6 5 4

2 1 0

Country

Recipients by Rank
35 30 25 20 Rank 15 10 5 0 Private Sergeants Corporals 1st Lt.

Type of Action
40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Action

Action involving . . .
12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Artillery Cavalry Navy Action

Tennessee Medal of Honor Winners
during the

American Civil War
A look at the 51 units profiled:
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 10 pictures of recipients. 20% were foreign-born. Includes civilians: woman, pilot Stories of a chaplain, musician, General 1/3rd related to Chattanooga action.

Profiled Sites
18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Sites

Units Profiled
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Unit

Type of action profiled
40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Infantry avalry rtillery t er ction

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