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Illinois Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War

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Following are the Civil War soldiers from Illinois who were awarded the Medal of Honor. The goal is to have profiles for all these brave men, and link them to this page.

NameRank, CompanyRegimentPlaceDate of Action
Allen, Abner P.Corporal, Co. K 39th Illinois InfantryPetersburg, VA1 Apr 1865
Black, John C.Lt. Colonel37th Illinois InfantryPrairie Grove, AR7 Dec 1862
Black, William P.Captain, Co. K37th Illinois InfantryPea Ridge, AR7 Mar 1862
Blodgett, Welis H.1st Lt., Co. D37th Illinois InfantryNewtonia, MO30 Sep 1862
Bowen, EmmerPrivate, Co. C127th Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Burritt, William W.Private, Co. G113 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS27 Apr 1863
Callahan, John H.Private, Co. B122 Illinois InfantryPetersburg, VA2 Apr 1865
Capron, Horace, Jr.Sergeant, Co. G8 Illinois CavalryChickahominy and Ashland, VAJune 1862
Carr, Eugene A.Colonel3 Illinois CavalryPea Ridge, AR7 Mar 1862
Churchill, Samuel J.Corporal, Co. G2 Illinois Light ArtilleryNashville, TN15 Dec 1864
Colby, Carlos W.Sergeant, Co. G97 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Cook, John H.Sergeant, Co. A119 Illinois InfantryPleasant Hill, LA9 Apr 1864
Cox, Robert M.Corporal, Co. K55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Creed, JohnPrivate, Co. D23 Illinois InfantryFishers Hill, VA22 Sep 1864
Darrough, John S.Sergeant, Co. F113 Illinois InfantryEastport, MS10 Oct 1864
Davis, Martin K.Sergeant, Co. H116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Dickie, DavidSergeant, Co. A97 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Dunne, JamesCorporalChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Farquhar, John M.Sergeant Major89 Illinois InfantryStone River, TN31 Dec 1862
Fisher, John H.1st Lt., Co. B55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Fox, HenrySergeant, Co. H106 Illinois InfantryNear Jackson, TN23 Dec 1862
Fraser (Frazier), William W.Private, Co. I97 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Gage, Richard J.Private, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Geschwind, NicholasCaptain, Co. F116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Goldsbery, Andrew E.Private, Co. E127th Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Gould, Newton T.Private, Co. G113 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Haney, Milton L.Chaplain55 Illinois InfantryAtlanta, GA22 Jul 1864
Hapeman, DouglasLt. Colonel104 Illinois InfantryPeach Tree Creek, GA20 Jul 1864
Hardenbergh, Henry M.Private, Co. G 39th Illinois InfantryDeep Run, VA16 Aug 1864
Henry, JamesSergeant, Co. B113 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Higgins, Thomas J.Sergeant, Co. D99 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Highland, PatrickCorporal, Co. D23 Illinois InfantryPetersburg, VA2 Apr 1865
Holland, Lemuel F.Corporal, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Houghton, George L.Private, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Howe, Orion P.Musician, Co. C55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS19 May 1863
Hyatt, TheodoreFirst Sergeant, Co. D127 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Hymer, SamuelCaptain, Co. D115 Illinois InfantryBuzzard's Roost Gap, GA13 Oct 1864
Johns, (Jones) ElishaCorporal, Co. B113 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Johnson, AndrewPrivate, Co. G116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Josselyn, Simeon T.First Lt., Co. C13 Illinois InfantryMissionary Ridge, TN25 Nov 1863
Kelley, Leverett M.Sergeant, Co. A36 Illinois InfantryMissionary Ridge, TN25 Nov 1863
Kloth, Charles H.PrivateChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Kretsinger, GeorgePrivateChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Larrabee, James W.Corporal, Co. I55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Lower, Robert A.Private, Co. K55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Marsh, GeorgeSergeant, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
McConnell, SamuelCaptain, Co. H119 Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
McCornack, AndrewPrivate, Co. I127th Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
McDonald, John WadePrivate, Co. E20 Illinois InfantryPittsburgh Landing, TN6 Apr 1862
McGraw, ThomasSergeant, Co. B23 Illinois InfantryPetersburg, VA2 Apr 1865
McGuire, PatrickPrivateChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
McKeen, Nineveh S.First L., Co. H21 Illinois InfantryStone River, TN; Liberty Gap, TN30 Dec 1862; 25 Jun 1863
Merrifield, James K.Corporal, Co. C88 Illinois InfantryFranklin, TN30 Nov 1864
Miller, Henry A.Captain, Co. B8 Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Miller, Jacob C.Private, Co. G113 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Moore, Wilbur F.Private, Co. C117 Illinois InfantryNashville, TN16 Dec 1864
Morford, JeromePrivate, Co. K55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Murphy, Robinson B.Musician, Co. A127 Illinois InfantryAtlanta, GA28 Jul 1864
Murphy, Thomas C.Corporal, Co. I31 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Newman, Marcellus J.Private, Co. B111 Illinois InfantryResaca, GA14 May 1864
Palmer, George H.Musician1 Illinois CavalryLexington, MO20 Sep 1861
Payne, Thomas H. L.First Lt., Co. E37th Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Pentzer, Patrick H.Captain, Co. C97 Illinois InfantryBlakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Pike, Edward M.First Sergeant, Co. A33 Illinois InfantryCache River, AR7 Jul 1862
Post, Philip SidneyColonel59 Illinois InfantryNashville, TN15-16 Dec 1864
Powers, Wesley J.Corporal, Co. F147 Illinois InfantryOostanaula, GA3 Apr 1865
Putnam, Winthrop D.Corporal, Co. A77 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Rebmann, George F.Sergeant, Co. B119 Illinois InfantryBlakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Rundle, Charles W.Private, Co. A116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Sanford, JacobPrivate55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Schenck, Benjamin W.Private, Co. D116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Shapland, JohnPrivate, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Slagle, OscarPrivate, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Smalley, Reuben S.Private, Co. D104 Illinois InfantryElk River, TN2 Jul 1863
Spalding, Edward B.Sergeant, Co. E52 Illinois InfantryPittsburgh Landing, TN6 Apr 1862
Sprague, BenonaCorporal, Co. F116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Stephens, William G.PrivateChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Stokes, GeorgePrivate, Co. C|122 Illinois Infantry]]Nashville, TN16 Dec 1864
Taylor, Henry H.Sergeant, Co. C45 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS25 Jun 1863
Toomer, WilliamSergeant, Co. G127 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Vernay, James D.2nd Lt.., Co. B11 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 Apr 1863
Vifquain, VictorLt. Colonel97 Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Ward, Thomas J.Private, Co. C116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Warden, JohnCorporal, Co. E55 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Webber, Alason P.Musician86 Illinois InfantryKenesaw Mountain, GA27 Jun 1864
Wheaton, LoydLt. Colonel8 Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
White, Patrick H.CaptainChicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois ArtilleryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Whitmore, JohnPrivate, Co. F119 Illinois InfantryFort Blakely, AL9 Apr 1865
Widick, Andrew J.Private, Co. B116 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Williams, Elwood N.Private, Co. A28 Illinois InfantryShiloh, TX6 Apr 1862
Wood, Richard H.Captain, Co. A97 Illinois InfantryVicksburg, MS22 May 1863
Accredited to Illinois
Asten, CharlesQuarter GunnerUS NavyRed River5 May 1864
Dow, HenryBoatswain's MateUS NavyVicksburg, MS27 May 1863
Hyland, JohnSeamanUS NavyRed River5 May 1864
McCormick, MichaelBoatswain's MateUS NavyRed River5 May 1864
Molloy, HughOrdinary SeamanUS NavyHarrisonburg, LA2 Mar 1864


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