A historical sketch of the national medals issued pursuant to resolution of Congress, 1776-1815

  • 160 Pages
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  • English
by , Philadelphia
LC ClassificationsCJ15 .N7 1865/1866 no. 9
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [137]-160 ; 24 cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25029477M
LC Control Number27003895

A historical sketch of the national medals issued pursuant to resolution of Congress, This edition published in in Philadelphia. Edition NotesPages: Excerpt from A Historical Sketch of the National Medals Issued Pursuant to Resolution of Congress, A Paper Read Before "the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia," Thursday Evening, November 1 Author: Charles Henry Hart.

Gold Medals issued by the Continental Congress, the year, the awardee, and the reason the medal was authorized. Table 1. Congressional Gold Medals Issued by the Continental Congress, Year Awardee Reason General George Washington “Wise and spirited conduct" in bringing about British evacuation of Bostona.

General George Washington. GEORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVVM ADSERTORI LIBERTATIS COMITIA AMERICANA (The American Congress to George Washington, commander-in-chief of the armies, the assertor of liberty) for retaking Boson on Maresolved on Ma That the thanks of this Congress, in their own name, and in the name of the Author: Gary Shattuck.

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Charles Wellington Reed received the Medal of Honor in for gallantry in action on July 2,during the battle of Gettysburg. Despite sustained firing on his position near the Trostle farm, Reed mounted his horse and led to safety another mount carrying the wounded Captain John Bigelow, thereby saving Bigelow's life.

In JuneJohn Bigelow wrote to the adjutant general of the. Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.

Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. Although the first recipients included citizens who participated in the American Revolution, the War of and the Mexican War, Congress broadened the scope.

The previous December, Lincoln had approved a provision creating a U.S. Navy Medal of Valor, which was the basis of the Army Medal of Honor created by Congress in July "This present print is an updated and revised version of the report [Medal of Honor recipients, ]"--Pref Includes bibliographical references (p.

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Citations of awards of the Medal of Honor by war, conflict, or campaign. 3 U.S. Congress, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Medal of Honor RecipientsCommittee Print 3 (Washington, DC: GPO, ). 4 Archivist, Congressional Medal of Honor Society, correspondence received J The Medal of Honor traces its inception to the Civil War by an act of Congress signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on Decem As the only military award authorized during the American Civil War, the Medal of Honor was presented for meritorious actions that would not necessarily be recognized by the Armed Services today.

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