New Hampshire
Medal of Honor
Recipients*


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BARKER, NATHANIEL C.
*Sergeant, Company E, 11th New Hampshire Infantry
Manchester, N.H. Born: 28 September 1836, Piermont, N.H. Date of issue: 23 September 1897. Citation: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. -Six color bearers of the regiment having been killed, he voluntarily took both flags of the regiment and carried them through the remainder of the battle.
BATCHELDER, RICHARD N.
*Lutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, 2d Corps.
Manchester, N.H. Born: 27 July 1832, Meredith, N.H. Date of issue: 20 May 1895. Citation: Between Catlett and Fairfax Stations, Va., 13-15 October 1863. -Being ordered to move his trains by a continuous day-and-night march, and without the usual military escort, armed his teamsters and personally commanded them, successfully fighting against heavy odds and bringing his trains through without the loss of a wagon.
BOUTWELL, JOHN W.
*Private, Company B, 18th New Hampshire Infantry
Birth: Hanover, N.H. Date of issue: Unknown Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. -Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
BRADY, JAMES
*Private, Company F, 10th New Hampshire Infantry
Kingston, N.H. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 6 April 1865 Citation: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864 -Capture of flag.
CAMP, CARLTON N.
*Private, Company B, 18th New Hampshire Infantry
Hanover, N.H. Birth: Hanover, N.H. Date of issue: Unknown Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865 -Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.
COHN, ABRAHAM
*Sergeant Major, 6th New Hampshire Infantry
Campton, N.H. Birth: Guttentag, Silesia, Prussia. Date of issue: 24 August 1865 Citation: At Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864; At the mine, Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864 -During Battle of the Wilderness rallied and formed, under heavy fire, disorganized and fleeing troops of different regiments. At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864, bravely and coolly carried orders to the advanced line under severe fire.
COPP, CHARLES D.
*Second Lieutenant, Company C, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
Nashua, N.H. Born: 12 April 1840, Warren County, N.H. Date of issue: 28 June 1890 Citation At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862 -Seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and, waving them, rallied the regiment under a heavy fire.
COUGHLIN, JOHN
*Lieutenant Colonel, 10th New Hampshire Infantry
Manchester, N.H. Birth: Vermont. Date of issue: 31 August 1893 Citation: At Swifts Creek, Va., 9 May 1864 -During a sudden night attack upon Burnham's Brigade, resulting in much confusion, this officer, without waiting for orders, led his regiment forward and interposed a line of battle between the advancing enemy and Hunt's Battery, repulsing the attack and saving the guns.
DILLON, MICHAEL A.
*Private, Company G, 2d New Hampshire Infantry
Wilton, N.H. Birth: Chelmsford, Mass. Date of issue: 10 October 1889 Citation: At Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862. At Oak Grove, Va., 25 June 1862 -Bravery in repulsing the enemy's charge on a battery, at Williamsburg, Va. At Oak Grove, Va., crawled outside the lines and brought in important information.
DOW, GEORGE P.
*Sergeant, Company C, 7th New Hampshire Infantry
Birth: Atkinson, N.H. Date of issue: 10 May 1884 Citation:Near Richmond, Va., October 1864 -Gallantry while in command of his company during a reconnaissance toward Richmond.
GEORGE, DANIEL G.
*Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
(Real name is William Smith)
Born: 1840, Plaistow, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864 Citation: George served on board U.S. Picket Boat No. 1, in action 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram, Albemarle, which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
GOODALL, FRANCIS H.
*First Sergeant, Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry
Bath, N.H. Birth: Bath, N.H. Date of issue: 14 December 1894 Citation:At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862 -With the assistance of another soldier brought a wounded comrade into the lines, under heavy fire.
HADLEY, OSGOOD T.
*Corporal, Company E, 6th New Hampshire Veteran Infantry
Birth: Nashua, N.H. Date of issue: 27 July 1896 Citation: Near Pegram House, Va., 30 September 1864 -As color bearer of his regiment he defended his colors with great personal gallantry and brought them safely out of the action.
HAM, MARK G.
*Carpenter's Mate, U.S. Navy
Born: 1820, Portsmouth, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864 Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Performing his duties intelligently and faithfully, Ham distinguished himself in the face of the bitter enemy fire and was highly commended by his divisional officer.
HARRIS, MOSES
*First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry
New Hampshire. Birth: Andover, N.H. Date of issue: 23 January 1896 Citation: At Smithfield, Va., 28 August 1864 -In an attack upon a largely superior force, his personal gallantry was so conspicuous as to inspire the men to extraordinary efforts, resulting in complete rout of the enemy.
HAWKINS, CHARLES
*Seaman, U.S. Navy
Born: 1834, Scotland. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.. 45, 31 December 1864 Citation:Hawkins served on board the U.S.S. Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powderboat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864. The powderboat, towed in by the Wilderness to prevent detection by the enemy, cast off and slowly steamed to within 300 yards of the beach. After fuses and fires had been lit and a second anchor with short scope let go to assure the boat's tailing inshore, the crew again boarded the Wilderness and proceeded a distance of 12 miles from shore. Less than 2 hours later the explosion took place, and the following day fires were observed still burning at the forts.
JONES, JOHN
*Landsman, U.S. Navy
Born: 1837, Bridgeport, Conn. Accredited to: New Hampshire, G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865 Citation:Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous rescue of the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Jones, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island, and spent many hours m the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.
KNIGHT, CHARLES H.
*Corporal, Company I, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
Keene, N.H. Birth: Keene, N.H. Date of issue: 27 July 1896 Citation:At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864 -In company with a sergeant, was the first to enter the exploded mine; was wounded but took several prisoners to the Federal lines.
LITTLE, HENRY F. W.
*Sergeant, Company D, 7th New Hampshire Infantry
New Hampshire. Birth: Manchester, N.H. Date of issue: 14 January 1870 Citation:Near Richmond, Va., September 1864 -Gallantry on the skirmish line.
MELVILLE, CHARLES
*Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy
Born: 1828, Dover, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864 Citation: On board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during action against rebel gunboats, the ram Tennessee, and Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Wounded and taken below to the surgeon when a shell burst between the two forward 9_inch guns, killing and wounding 15 men, Melville promptly returned to his gun on the deck and, although scarcely able to stand, refused to go below and continued to man his post throughout the remainder of the action resulting in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee.
NOLAN, JOHN J.
*Sergeant, Company K, 8th New Hampshire Infantry
Nashua, N.H. Born: 24 June 1844, Ireland. Date of issue: 3 August 1897 Citation: At Georgia Landing, La., 27 October 1862 -Although prostrated by a cannon shot, refused to give up the flag which he was carrying as color bearer of his regiment and continued to carry it at the head of the regiment throughout the engagement.
ROBIE, GEORGE F.
*Sergeant, Company D, 7th New Hampshire Infantry
Birth: Candia, N.H. Date of issue: 12 June 1883 Citation: Before Richmond, Va., September 1864 -Gallantry on the skirmish line.
ROWE, HENRY W.
*Private, Company I, 11th New Hampshire Infantry
Candia, N.H. Born: April 1840, Candia, N.H. Date of issue: 1 December 1864 Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 17 June 1864 -With 2 companions, he rushed and disarmed 27 enemy pickets, capturing a stand of flags.
SIMONS, CHARLES J.
*Sergeant, Company A, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
Exeter, N.H. Birth: India. Date of issue: 27 July 1896 Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864 -Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners. and was himself captured, but escaped.
SMITH, WILLIAM
*Quartermaster, U.S. Navy
Born: 1838, Ireland. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864 Citation: Served as second quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the 11-inch pivot gun of the second division, Smith carried out his duties courageously and deserved special notice for the deliberate and cool manner in which he acted throughout the bitter engagement. It is stated by rebel officers that this gun was more destructive and did more damage than any other gun of Kearsarge.
TABOR, WILLIAM L. S.
*Private, Company K, 15th New Hampshire Infantry
Concord, N.H. Born: 1844, Methenn, Mass. Date of issue: 10 March 1896 Citation: At the siege of Port Hudson, La., July 1863 -Voluntarily exposed himself to the enemy only a few feet away to render valuable services for the protection of his comrades.
TILTON, WILLIAM
*Sergeant, Company C, 7th New Hampshire Infantry
Hanover, N.H. Birth: St. Albans, Vt. Date of issue: 20 February 1884 Citation: At Richmond Campaign, Va., 1864 -Gallant conduct in the field.
TODD, SAMUEL
*Quartermaster, U.S. Navy
Born: 1815, Portsmouth, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G. O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864 Ciatation: Stationed at the conn on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite severe damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks from stem to stern, Todd performed his duties with outstanding skill and courage throughout the furious battle which resulted in the surrender of the prize rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.
WILCOX, WILLIAM H.
*Sergeant, Company G, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
Lempster, N.H. Birth: Lempster, N.H. Date of issue: 28 July 1896 Citation: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864 -Took command of his company, deployed as skirmishers, after the officers in command of the skirmish line had both been wounded, conducting himself gallantly; afterwards, becoming separated from command, he asked and obtained permission to fight in another company.
WILKINS, LEANDER A.
*Sergeant, Company H, 9th New Hampshire Infantry
Birth: Lancaster, N.H. Date of issue: 1 December 1864 Citation: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864 -Recaptured the colors of 21st Massachusetts Infantry in a hand_to_hand encounter.

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