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MOUNTAIN STATE

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West
Virginia

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1   MOH Recipient Currently Lives In West Virginia

44   Medals of Honor are Accredited to West Virginia

  • During the Civil War 8 Medals of Honor were awarded for heroism on the battlefields of West Virginia.   During the Indian Campaigns 4 more Medals were awarded for action inside the state.

  • Civil War West Virginia hero WILLIAM HORSFALL was a 14 year old drummer boy when he received the Medal of Honor for his heroic rescue of a wounded officer.

"For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action At the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty"

 

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Civil War

Adams, James F.

Army

Cabell Co, WV

Ceredo, WV

Anderson, Thomas

Army

Scenery Hill, PA

Wheeling, WV

Apple, Andrew O.

Army

Northampton, PA

New Manchester, WV

Barringer, William H.

Army

Long Bottom, OH

Mason City, WV

Boury (Bowry), Richard

Army

Monroe Co, OH

Wirt Courthouse, WV

Buckley, John C.

Army

Fayette Co, WV

Mount Pleasant, WV

Bumgarner, William

Army

Mason Co, WV

Mason City, WV

Burns, James Madison

Army

Wells Township, OH

Wellsbrook, WV

Curtis, Josiah M.

Army

Ohio County, WV

West Liberty, WV

Durham, James R.

Army

Richmond, VA

Clarksburg, WV

Eckes, John N.

Army

Lewis County, WV

Weston, WV

Horsfall, William H.

Army

Campbell County, KY

Fort Cox, WV

McCauslin, Joseph Army Ohio County, WV West Liberty, WV

McElhinny, Samuel O.

Army

Meigs County, OH

Point Pleasant, WV

McWhorter, Walter F.

Army

Lewis County, WV

Clarksburg, WV

Moore, George G.

Army

Tyler County, WV

Parkersburg, WV

Parsons, Joel

Army

Jackson County, WV

Mason City, WV

Reeder, Charles A.

Army

Harrison, WV

Shinnston, WV

Schorn, Charles

Army

Germany

Mason City, WV

Shahan, Emisire

Army

Preston County, WV

Clarksburg, WV

Shanes, John

Army

Monongalia County, WV

Warren, WV

Shoemaker, Levi

Army

Monongalia County, WV

Clarksburg, WV

Summers, James Calvin

Army

Elk River (Charleston), WV

Point Pleasant, WV

Weir, Henry Cary

Army

West Point, NY

Bolivar, WV

White, Adam

Army

Switzerland

Parkersburg, WV

Woods (Wood), Daniel A.

Army

Ohio County, WV

Wheeling, WV

Indian Campaigns

Bishop, Daniel

Army

Monroe County, OH

Wheeling, WV

Corcoran, Michael

Army

Philadelphia, PA

Wheeling, WV

Philippine Insurrection

Gaujot, Antoine August

Army

Keweenaw, MI

Williamson, WV

Mexican Campaign

Frazer, Hugh Carroll

Navy

Martinsburg, WV

West Virginia

Gaujot, Julien Edmund

Army

Keweenaw, MI

Williamson, WV

Nickerson, Henry Nehemiah

Navy

Edgewood, WV

West Virginia

World War II

**Hedrick, Clinton M.

Army

Cherry Grove, WV

Riverton, WV

**Kelley, Jonah Edward High

Army

Rada, WV

Keyser, WV

**Thomas, Herbert Joseph

USMC

Columbus, OH

West Virginia

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Williams, Hershel Woodrow "Woody"

USMC

Quiet Dell, WV

Fairmont, WV

Korean War

**Kyle, Darwin K.

Army

Jenkins, KY

Racine, WV

**Pomeroy, Ralph Eugene

Army

Quinwood, WV

Quinwood, WV

Vietnam

**Belcher, Ted

Army

Accoville, WV

Huntington, WV

**Bennett, Thomas William

Army

Morgantown, WV

Fairmont, WV

**Hartsock, Robert Willard

Army

Cumberland, MD

Fairmont, WV

**McDonald, Phill Gene

Army

Avondale, WV

Beckley, WV

Rogers, Charles Calvin

Army

Claremont, WV

Institute, WV

Peace Time Awards

Cox, Robert Edward

Navy

St. Albans, WV

West Virginia

Jones, Claud Ashton

Navy

Fire Creek, WV

West Virginia

The following Medal of Honor Recipients were BORN in the State of West Virginia  but either moved to or enlisted in military service in another state to which their award is accredited.  By virtue of their birth, they are still among our "Home Town Heroes".

RECIPIENT'S NAME

Branch

PLACE OF BIRTH

MOH ACCREDITED TO:

Godley, Leonidas Mahlon

Army

Mason County, WV

Ashland, IA

McCauslin, Joseph

Army

Ohio County, WV

West Liberty, OH

VanMatre, Joseph

Army

Mason County, WV

Middleport, OH

Ward, Thomas J.

Army

Romney, WV

Decatur, IL

Criswell, Benjamin C.

Army

Moundsville, WV

Cincinnati, OH

Dixon, William "Billy"

Army

Ohio County, WV

Indian Territory, TER

Quick, John Henry

USMC

Charleston, WV

Pennsylvania

Sinnett, Lawrence Clinton

Navy

Burnt House, WV

Pennsylvania

Bell, Bernard Pious

Army

Grantsville, WV

New York, NY

Bender, Stanley

Army

Carlisle, WV

Chicago, IL

Chambers, Justice Marion

USMC

Huntington, WV

Washington, DC

**Femoyer, Robert Edward

Army AC

Huntington, WV

Jacksonville, FL

Mayfield, Melvin

Army

Salem, WV

Nashport, OH

**Wetzel, Walter C.

Army

Huntington, WV

Roseville, MI

**Charlton, Cornelius H.

Army

East Gulf, WV

Bronx County, NY

**Harvey, Jr., Carmel Bernon

Army

Montgomery, WV

Chicago, IL

**Molnar, Frankie Zoly

Army

Logan, WV

Fresno, CA

**Stewart, Jimmy Goethel

Army

West Columbia, WV

Ashland, KY

 

 

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