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The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. It was created in 1861, early in the American Civil War, to give recognition to men who distinguished themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity” in combat.

These records list over a 1,000 Civil War veterans who were awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor. They contain details of the Unit and Company they fought with, the date and place of their citation and details of the citations itself as well as the date the medal was issued.