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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION <img hspace="4" vspace="1" align="left" alt=" " src="http://syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=1563119951/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" /><br /> The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. Several local soldiers have received the honor.
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><img hspace="4" height="75" width="68" vspace="1" align="left" src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/Medal_of_Honor_68x75.jpg" alt=" " />There are 5 <a href="http://history.army.mil/moh.html">Medal of Honor recipients</a> in the <a href="http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/springfield.asp">Springfield National Cemetery</a>:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_af/collins_harrison.html">Sergeant Harrison Collins</a>, Civil War, Company A, 1st Tennessee Cavalry.</li> <li><a href="http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_go/howe_orion.html">Corporal Orion P. Howe, </a>Civil War Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry.</li> <li><a href="http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_pz/pentzer_patrick.html">Captain Patrick Pentzer,</a> Civil War, Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry.</li> <li>Pharmacist's Mate Chief Petty Officer <a href="http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_go/mcguire_fred.html">Fred H. McGuire</a>, Action against outlaws-Philippines, 1911, US Navy</li> <li>Pharmacist's Mate Third Class <a href="http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_pz/williams_jack.html">Jack Williams</a>, World War II, U.S. Naval Reserve.</li> </ul> <p>At the battle of <a href="http://www.nps.gov/wicr/">Wilson's Creek</a> there were 5 Union Soldiers who received the Medal of Honor:</p> <ul> <li>Private <a href="http://www.iowahistory.org/museum/exhibits/medal-of-honor/bouquet-nicholas_cw/index.htm">Nicholas Bouquet</a>, Company D, 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment.</li> <li>Corporal <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=19383">Lorenzo D. Immell</a>, Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery Regiment.</li> <li>Major <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McAllister_Schofield">John M. Schofield</a>, Chief of Staff to Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon.</li> <li>Lieutenant <a href="http://www.homeofheros.com/gravesites/states/pages_pz/wherry_william.html">William Wherry</a>, aide-de-camp to General Lyon.</li> <li>Lieutenant <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=7668162">Henry Clay Wood</a>, 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment.</li> </ul> <p>The Library has several books about the Medal of Honor and the people who received them.&nbsp; Click on the book cover to find the book in COOLcat:</p> <p><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=0786866624&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15" target="&lt;not set&gt;"><img hspace="4" vspace="1" align="left" src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0786866624/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " /></a> <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=1563119951&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15" target="&lt;not set&gt;"><img hspace="4" vspace="1" align="left" src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=1563119951/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " /></a><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/search/i?SEARCH=1579652409&amp;searchscope=1&amp;Submit.x=41&amp;Submit.y=15" target="&lt;not set&gt;"><img hspace="4" vspace="1" align="left" src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=1579652409/SC.GIF&amp;client=sprgr&amp;type=springimage" alt=" " /></a></p>
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Medal of Honor Recipients

 There are 5 Medal of Honor recipients in the Springfield National Cemetery:

At the battle of Wilson's Creek there were 5 Union Soldiers who received the Medal of Honor:

The Library has several books about the Medal of Honor and the people who received them.  Click on the book cover to find the book in COOLcat:


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