Medal of Honor Recipients
There are 5 Medal of Honor recipients in the Springfield National Cemetery:
- Sergeant Harrison Collins, Civil War, Company A, 1st Tennessee Cavalry.
- Corporal Orion P. Howe, Civil War Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry.
- Captain Patrick Pentzer, Civil War, Company C, 97th Illinois Infantry.
- Pharmacist's Mate Chief Petty Officer Fred H. McGuire, Action against outlaws-Philippines, 1911, US Navy
- Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Jack Williams, World War II, U.S. Naval Reserve.
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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