Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients
(http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html (A-L))
(http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html (M-Z))

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Under what circumstances might someone show coolness under fire?
  • What are some stories of rescue from the Civil War?
  • What are some circumstances where men lost limbs in the Civil War


An annotated listing of servicemen who received the Medal of Honor for their conduct in the Civil War. Each annotation is about a paragraph and can cover several different incidents. This resource might be handy for finding famous ancestors, plotting out heroic actions or researching 19th century character names.


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