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FROM-- SET FOUR, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Thirty-Three: The Congressional Medal of Honor

Questions to Answer

Original Army Medal of Honor

Go to the Medal of Honor site to read a story of the first Medal of Honor awardees in the Civil War. 

 

Click Here for AN A-Z CIVIL WAR LIST OF MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

1.  The first official federal military award was given in 1847.  What was this award called?  What did the recipient get besides a certificate?

2.  President Lincoln approves a medal of honor in 1861.  Which branch of the service was this medal for?

3.  In July of 1862, another medal was authorized.   What branch of service was this medal for?

4. In April of 1862, James J. Andrews (a Civil War Union spy) organized a group of Union army soldiers to enter into Georgia and conduct a raid.  What was their mission?

5. What is the total of medals given out during the Civil War 1861-Dec. of 1865?  Go to the timeline to find the total.

6. Why does a soldier (male or female) get the Medal of Honor?

7. What is the correct name of the medal:  Congressional Medal of Honor, or Medal of Honor?

8.  Describe what the Medal looks like (materials, color and design).

9. Can anyone duplicate or purchase a medal of the military and wear it?  What can happen if a person wears one without earning it?  Go Here

If you are further interested in Andrew's Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase visit the Great Locomotive Chase Activity.

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