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The following table is a list. of the medals awarded by the Congress of the United States.

Date of Resolution.To whom presented.For what service.Metal.
March 25, 1776Gen. George WashingtonCapture of BostonGold.
Nov. 4, 1777Brig.-Gen. Horatio GatesDefeat of BurgoyneGold.
July 26, 1779Maj.-Gen. Anthony WayneStorming of Stony PointGold.
July 26, 1779Lieut.-Col. De FleuryStorming of Stony PointSilver.
July 26, 1779Maj. John StewartStorming of Stony PointSilver.
Sept. 24, 1779Maj. Henry LeeSurprise of Paulus HookGold.
Nov. 3, 1780John PauldingCapture of AndreSilver.
Nov. 3, 1780David WilliamsCapture of AndreSilver.
Nov. 3, 1780Isaac Van WartCapture of AndreSilver.
March 9, 1781Brig.-Gen. Daniel MorganVictory of the CowpensGold.
March 9, 1781Lieut.-Col. William A. WashingtonVictory of the CowpensSilver.
March 9, 1781Lieut.-Col. John E. HowardVictory of the CowpensSilver.
Oct. 29, 1781Maj.-Gen. Nathanael GreeneVictory at Eutaw SpringsGold.
Oct. 16, 1787Capt. John Paul JonesCapture of the Serapis, 1779Gold.
March 29, 1800Capt. Thomas TruxtonAction with the Vengeance (FrenchGold.
March 3, 1805Com. Edward PrebleTripoliGold.
Jan. 29, 1813Capt. Isaac HullCapture of the GuerriereGold.
Jan. 29, 1813Capt. Jacob JonesCapture of the FrolicGold.
Jan. 29, 1813Capt. Stephen DecaturCapture of the MacedonianGold.
March 3, 1813Capt. William BainbridgeCapture of the JavaGold.
Jan. 6, 1814Lieut. Edward R. McCallCapture of the BoxerGold.
Jan. 6, 1814Com. Oliver H. PerryVictory on Lake ErieGold.
Jan. 6, 1814Capt. Jesse D. ElliottVictory on Lake ErieGold.
Jan. 11, 1814Capt. James LawrenceCapture of the PeacockGold.
Oct. 20, 1814Com. Thomas MacdonoughVictory on Lake ChamplainGold.
Oct. 20, 1814Capt. Robert HenleyVictory on Lake ChamplainGold.
Oct. 20, 1814Lieut. Stephen CassinVictory on Lake ChamplainGold.
Oct. 21, 1814Capt. Lewis WarringtonCapture of the EpervierGold.
Nov. 3, 1814Capt. Johnston Blakely (to the widow)Capture of the ReindeerGold.
Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Jacob BrownVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold.
Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Peter B. PorterVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold.
Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. E. W. RipleyVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold.
Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. James MillerVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold.
Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold.
Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Edmund P. GainesVictory of ErieGold.
Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Alexander MacombVictory of PlattsburgGold.
Feb. 27, 1815Maj.-Gen. Andrew JacksonVictory of New OrleansGold.
Feb. 22, 1816Capt. Charles StewartCapture of the Cyane and LevantGold.
Feb. 22, 1816Capt. James BiddleCapture of the PenguinGold.
April 4, 1818Maj.-Gen. William H. HarrisonVictory of the ThamesGold.
April 4, 1818Gov. Isaac Shelby.Victory of the ThamesGold.
Feb. 13, 1835Col. George Groghan (22 years after)Defence of Fort Stevenson, 1813Gold.
July 16, 1846Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorVictory on Rio GrandeGold.
March 2, 1847Maj.-Gen. Zachary TaylorCapture of MontereyGold.
March 3, 1847British, 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.
Jan. 28, 1864Cornelius VanderbiltGift of ship VanderbiltGold.
July 26, 1866Capts. Creighton, Low, and StoufflerRescuing 500 passengers from the S. S. San Francisco. July 26, 1853. Creighton of the Three Bells, Glasgow; Low, of the bark Kelly, of Boston; and Stouffler, of the ship Antarctic, LiverpoolGold.


Medals awarded by the Congress of the United States—Continued.

Date of Resolution.To whom presented.For what service.Metal.
March 2, 1867Cyrus W. FieldLaying the Atlantic cableGold.
March 16, 1867George PeabodyPromotion of educationGold.
March 1, 1871George F. RobinsonSaving William H. Seward from assassination, April 14, 1865. Besides the medal, $5,000Gold.
Feb. 24, 1873Capt. Crandall and others, Long Island light-house keeper and crewSaving passengers from the Metis, of the New York and Providence line, Aug. 31, 1872Gold.
June 16, 1874Centennial medals
June 20, 1874Life-saving medals. 1st and 2d classThere have been presented as awards for life-saving since the passage of the resolution 167 gold and 209 silver medals up to July 1, 1892Gold & silver.

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