Medal of Honor Timeline

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Medal of Honor Timeline in The Weeks (1861-1971)

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Medal of Honor


The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military decoration. It was created in 1862 during the American Civil War. Awarded in the name of the U.S. Congress, only to U.S. military personnel by the President of the United States. The recipient must have distinguished themselves “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity” at the risk of their own life, above and beyond the call of duty, in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal, it is commonly presented posthumously.
Because the medal is presented “in the name of Congress”, it is often referred to as the “Congressional Medal of Honor”. However, the official name is simply “Medal of Honor”. In 1990, Congress designated March 25 annually as “National Medal of Honor Day”.

Here are all of the references to Medal of Honor
appearing in The Old West Daily Reader; in date order.
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Week    Date                 Remarks

07            02/13/1861     Col. Bernard J.D. Irwin {1st}

30           07/28/1866     Buffalo Soldier Reference

23           06/04/1869     Bugler George Gates and Private Joseph Watson

27           07/08/1869     Corporal John Kyle and two other troopers…

29           07/17/1870      Killed – Cavalry Trooper corporal John Kyle

37           09/12/1874     Sgt. Zachariah T. Woodall, Privates John Harrington, Peter Roth, George W. Smith, and civilian scouts Amos Chapman and Billy Dixon

04           01/24/1877     Corporal Clinton Greaves

20           05/14/1880    Sergeant George Jordan

18           05/03/1886    Battle of Cajón De Los Negros

29           07/21/1895     Died – Lt. Powhatan H. Clarke

02           01/10/1917      Died – William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody

01            01/06/1919    Died – Theodore Roosevelt

22           05/28/1971     Died – Audie Leon Murphy

see also:
Photo Gallery Index – Military Photos
The Originals Index – Western Forts and Trading Posts

barbed wire divider - Medal of Honor TimelineEnd: Medal of Honor Timeline (1861 – 1971).

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