Medals of Honor

Medal of Honor Recipients Who Fought at the Battle of Nashville

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Army Medal of Honor
Navy Medal of Honor

ANDERSON, MARION T.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 51st Indiana Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Kokomo, Ind.
Birth: Decatur County, Ind.
Date of issue: 1 September 1893.
Citation: Led his regiment over 5 lines of the enemy’s works, where he fell, severely wounded.

CARR, FRANKLIN
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 124th Ohio Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: ——.
Birth: Stark County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Recapture of U.S. guidon from a rebel battery.

CHURCHILL, SAMUEL J.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 2d Illinois Light Artillery.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 15 December 1864.
Entered service at: DeKalb County, Ill.
Birth: Rutland County, Vt.
Date of issue: 20 January 1897.
Citation: When the fire of the enemy’s batteries compelled the men
of his detachment for a short time to seek shelter, he stood manfully
at his post and for some minutes worked his gun alone.

COLWELL, OLIVER
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at:——.
Birth: Champaign County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag.

DITZENBACK, JOHN
Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1828, New York, N.Y.
Accredited to: Indiana. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the
engagement with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn.,
6 December 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously during the
engagement, Ditzenback gallantly left the pilot house after the flag
and signal staffs of that vessel had been shot away and, taking
the flag which was drooping over the wheelhouse,
made it fast to the stump of the highest mast remaining,
although the ship was still under a heavy fire from the enemy.

FERRELL, JOHN H.
Rank and organization: Pilot, U.S. Navy.
Entered service at: Illinois. Born: 15 April 1823, Tennessee.
G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Citation: Served on board the U.S. Monitor Neosho during the engagement
with enemy batteries at Bells Mills, Cumberland River, near Nashville, Tenn.,
6 December 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously during the
engagement, Ferrell gallantly left the pilothouse after the flag and signal
staffs of that vessel had been shot away and, taking the flag
which was drooping over the wheelhouse, make it fast to the
stump of the highest mast remaining although the ship was
still under a heavy fire from the enemy.

GARRETT, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 41st Ohio Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at:——.
Birth: England.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: With several companions dashed forward, the first to
enter the enemy’s works, taking possession of
4 pieces of artillery and captured the flag of the 13th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).

GERE, THOMAS P.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 5th Minnesota Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: ——.
Birth: Chemung County, N.Y.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag of 4th Mississippi (C.S.A.).

KALTENBACH, LUTHER
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 12th lowa Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Honey Creek, lowa.
Birth: Germany.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag, of 44th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.).

MAY, WILLIAM
Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 32d lowa Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Maysville, Franklin County, lowa.
Birth: Pennsylvania.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Ran ahead of his regiment over the enemy’s
works and captured from its bearer the flag of Bonanchad’s Confederate battery (C.S.A.).

McCLEARY, CHARLES H.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company C. 72d Ohio Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: ——.
Birth: Sandusky County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag of 4th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.), while in advance of his lines.

MOORE, WILBUR F.
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 117th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.
Birth: Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill.
Date of issue: 22 February 1865.
Citation: Captured flag of a Confederate battery while far in
advance of the Union lines.

PARKS, JAMES W.
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 11th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Xenia, Clay County, Ill.
Birth: Lawrence County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag.

POST, PHILIP SIDNEY
Rank and organization: Colonel, 59th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 15-16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Galesburg, Ill.
Birth: 19 March 1833, Flordia, Orange County, N.Y.
Date of issue: 18 March 1893.
Citation: Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position
under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry;
was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy’s works.

SIMMONS, WILLIAM T.
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company C, 11th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: ——.
Birth: 29 January 1843, Green County, Ill.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag of 34th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A ).
Being the first to enter the works, he shot and wounded the enemy color bearer.

SLOAN, ANDREW J.
Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 12th lowa Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Colesburg, Delaware County, lowa.
Birth: Bedford County, Pa.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Captured flag of 1st Louisiana Battery (C.S.A.).

SMITH, OTIS W.
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 95th Ohio Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at:——.
Birth: Logan County, Ohio.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag of 6th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.).

STOKES, GEORGE
Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 122d Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Jerseyville, Ill.
Birth. England.
Date of issue: 24 February 1865.
Citation: Capture of flag.

WELCH, GEORGE W.
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864.
Entered service at: Keokuk, Lee County, lowa.
Birth: Brown County, lowa.
Date of issue: 24 February 1965
Citation: Captured the flag of the 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).