John Galloway

Commissary Sergeant John Galloway, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, at Farmville, VA, April 7, 1865. Citation: His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men and prevented …Read More

George Norton Galloway

Private George Norton Galloway, Company G, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry,  Alsops Farm, Va., 8 May 1864.  Citation: Voluntarily held an important position under heavy fire.  Date of Medal of Honor citation: October 24, 1895. Plot:  Section 149, Lot 48, Yeadon, PA  GPS LAT 39.9351 LON …Read More

John Williams

Captain of maintop on board of the U. S. S. Pawnee, in the attack upon Mathias Point, June 26, 1861; “gallantry cannot be spoken of in too high-terms; though wounded by a musket ball in the thigh, he retained the charge of his boat; …Read More

Alexander Truett

Coxswain on board of the U. S. S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864; commended for coolness and good conduct in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864. He was in the actions with Forts Jackson and …Read More

William Thompson

Signal quartermaster on board the U. S. S. Mohican in the action at Hilton Head, November 7, 1861 ;” steered the ship with a steady hand and bold heart under the batteries ; was wounded by a piece of shell, but remained at his …Read More

John Smith

Second captain of top on board of the U. S. S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864.  Commended for coolness and good conduct as captain of a gun in the action in Mobile Bay on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864. He …Read More

James Martin (Died 1895)

Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, on board of the U. S. S. Richmond, Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864; commended for coolness and good conduct as captain of a gun in the action in Mobile Bay, on the morning and forenoon of August 5, 1864; …Read More

Nicholas Lear (Died 1902)

Quartermaster on board of the U. S. S. New Ironsides; commended for highly meritorious conduct during the several engagements with Fort Fisher in December, 1864, and January, 1865. (G.O. 59, June 22, 1865.) Plot:  Naval 3, Row 3, Grave 3, Yeadon, PA  GPS: 39.93644* …Read More

John Laverty (Died 1903)

Fireman on board of the U. S. S. Wyalusing/ volunteered May 25, 1864, in a night attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle, in Roanoke River, and although it was unsuccessful, he displayed courage, zeal, and unwearied exertion on the occasion. (G. O. 45, …Read More

Robert Jordan

Coxswain U. S. S. Minnesota; temporarily on board the U. S. S. Mount Washington, Nansemond River, April 14, 1863.  “Performed every duty with the utmost coolness and courage, and showed an unsurpassed devotion to the service.” (G. O. 17, July 10, 1863.) Plot: Naval 2, …Read More