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.

Table 1. Medal of Honor Recipients - Illinois
NameRegimentNote
Allen, Abner P.39th Illinois Infantry
Black, John C.37th Illinois Infantry
Black, William P.37th Illinois Infantry
Blodgett, Welis H.37th Illinois Infantry
Bowen, Emmer127th Illinois Infantry
Burritt, William W.113th Illinois Infantry
Callahan, John H.122nd Illinois Infantry
Capron, Horace, Jr.8th Illinois Cavalry
Carr, Eugene A.3rd Illinois Cavalry
Churchill, Samuel J.2nd Illinois Light Artillery
Colby, Carlos W.97th Illinois Infantry
Cook, John H.119th Illinois Infantry
Cox, Robert M.55th Illinois Infantry
Creed, John23rd Illinois Infantry
Darrough, John S.113th Illinois Infantry
Davis, Martin K.116th Illinois Infantry
Dickie, David97th Illinois Infantry
Dunne, JamesChicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
Farquhar, John M.89th Illinois Infantry
Fisher, John H.55th Illinois Infantry
Fox, Henry106th Illinois Infantry
Fraser (Frazier), William W.97th Illinois Infantry
Gage, Richard J.104th Illinois Infantry
Geschwind, Nicholas116th Illinois Infantry
Goldsbery, Andrew E.127th Illinois Infantry
Gould, Newton T.113rd Illinois Infantry
Haney, Milton L.55th Illinois Infantry
Hapeman, Douglas104th Illinois Infantry
Hardenbergh, Henry M.39th Illinois Infantry
Henry, James113th Illinois Infantry
Higgins, Thomas J.99th Illinois Infantry
Highland, Patrick23th Illinois Infantry
Holland, Lemuel F.104th Illinois Infantry
Houghton, George L.104th Illinois Infantry
Howe, Orion P.55th Illinois Infantry
Hyatt, Theodore127th Illinois Infantry
Hymer, Samuel115th Illinois Infantry
Johns, (Jones) Elisha113th Illinois Infantry
Johnson, Andrew116th Illinois Infantry
Josselyn, Simeon T.13th Illinois Infantry
Kelley, Leverett M.36th Illinois Infantry
Kloth, Charles H.Chicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
Kretsinger, GeorgeChicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
Larrabee, James W.55th Illinois Infantry
Lower, Robert A.55th Illinois Infantry
Marsh, George104th Illinois Infantry
McConnell, Samuel119th Illinois Infantry
McCornack, Andrew127th Illinois Infantry
McDonald, John Wade20th Illinois Infantry
McGraw, Thomas23rd Illinois Infantry
McGulre, PatrickChicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
McKeen, Nineveh S.21th Illinois Infantry
Merrifield, James K.88th Illinois Infantry
Miller, Henry A.8th Illinois Infantry
Miller, Jacob C.113th Illinois Infantry
Moore, Wilbur F.117th Illinois Infantry
Morford, Jerome55th Illinois Infantry
Murphy, Robinson B.127th Illinois Infantry
Murphy, Thomas C.31st Illinois Infantry
Newman, Marcellus J.111th Illinois Infantry
Palmer, George H.1st Illinois Cavalry
Payne, Thomas H. L.37th Illinois Infantry
Pentzer, Patrick H.97th Illinois Infantry
Pike, Edward M.33rd Illinois Infantry
Post, Philip Sidney59th Illinois Infantry
Powers, Wesley J.147th Illinois Infantry
Putnam, Winthrop D.77th Illinois Infantry
Rebman, George F.119th Illinois InfantryMilitary Info
Rundle, Charles W.116th Illinois Infantry
Sanford, Jacob55th Illinois Infantry
Schenck, Benjamin W.116th Illinois Infantry
Shapland, John104th Illinois Infantry
Slagle, Oscar104th Illinois Infantry
Smalley, Reuben S.104th Illinois Infantry
Spalding, Edward B.52th Illinois Infantry
Sprague, Benona116th Illinois Infantry
Stephens, William G.Chicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
Stokes, George122nd Illinois Infantry
Taylor, Henry H.45th Illinois Infantry
Toomer, William127th Illinois Infantry
Vernay, James D.11th Illinois Infantry
Vifquain, Victor97th Illinois Infantry
Ward, Thomas J.116th Illinois Infantry
Warden, John55th Illinois Infantry
Webber, Alason P.86th Illinois Infantry
Wheaton, Loyd8th Illinois Infantry
White, Patrick H.Chicago Mercantile Battery, IL Artillery
Whitmore, John119th Illinois Infantrymilitary info
Widick, Andrew J.116th Illinois Infantry
Williams, Elwood N.28th Illinois Infantry
Wood, Richard H.97th Illinois Infantry

Table 2. Accredited to Illinois
NameRegiment
Asten, CharlesUS Navy
Dow, HenryUS Navy
Hyland, JohnUS Navy
McCormick, MichaelUS Navy
Molloy, HughUS Navy





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