itish, French, and Spanish officers and crewsRescuing crew of U. S. brig-of-war Somers before Vera Cruz, Dec. 7, 1846Gold & silver.
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.