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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
March 9, 1848Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottMexican campaignGold May 9, 1848Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorVictory of Buena VistaGold. Aug. 4, 1854Capt. Duncan N. IngrahamRelease of Martin KosztaGold. May 11, 1858Dr. Frederick H. Rose, of the British navyFor humanity—care of yellow-fever patients from Jamaica to New York on the U. S. S. SusquehannaGold. Dec. 21, 1861 July 16, 1862Naval, to be bestowed upon petty officers, seamen, and marines distinguished for gallantry in action, etc.; 200 issued July 12, 1861Army, to non-commissioned officers and privates for gallantry in action, etc.; 2,000 issuedAt Gettysburg. July 1, 1863, the 27th Maine volunteered to remain for the battle, although its term had expired. All its members received medalsBronze. March 3, 1863 Dec. 17, 1863Maj.-Gen. Ulysses S. GrantVictories of Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, ChattanoogaGold. Jan. 28, 1864Cornelius VanderbiltGift of ship VanderbiltGold. July 26, 1866Capts. Creighton, Low, and StoufflerRescuing 500 passengers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
uis. General Lyon's March to Booneville. war was begun there by the governor (C. F. Jackson), who, on June 12, 1861, issued a call for the active service of 50,000 of the State militia, for the purpose of repelling invasion, and for the protection of the lives, liberty, and property of the citizens. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon (q. v.), in command of the Department of Missouri, moved against Governor Jackson as soon as the latter had raised the standard of revolt at Jefferson City. He sent (July 12, 1861) a regiment of Missouri volunteers, under Col. Franz Sigel (q. v.) to occupy and protect the Pacific Railway from St. Louis to the Gasconade River, preparatory to a movement southward to oppose an invasion by Gen. Benjamin McCulloch, a Texan ranger, who had crossed the Arkansas frontier with about 800 men, and was marching on Springfield. Lyon left St. Louis (June 13) with 2,000 men, on two steamboats, for Jefferson City, to drive Jackson and Price out of it. The Missouri troops were co