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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President in the name of Congress, and is conferred on members of the U.S. Armed forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States.

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Autograph, General Daniel E. Sickles

Autograph Letter Signed written to General Winfield S. Hancock

Sickles murdered Philip Barton Key II across the street from the White House!

Severely wounded at Gettysburg resulting in the amputation of his leg

Medal of Honor Recipient for heroism at the Battle of Gettysburg

United States Congressman & New York State Senator


(1819-1914) Born in New York City, he was a controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadows of the White...  

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Autograph, Master Sergeant Paul J. Wiedorfer, U.S. Army

World War II Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions on Christmas Day, near Chaumont, Belgium, in 1944

(1921-2011) Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Wiedorfer joined the United States Army in July 1943, and did his basic training at Camp Lee, Virginia. On Christmas Day, 1944, near Chaumont, Belgium, Wiedorfer single-handedly charged across 40 yards of wide open ground, destroyed two German machine gun emplacements and took six Germans prisoner. He was subsequently promoted to staff sergeant, and on May 29, 1945, he was awarded the Medal...  

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Autograph, General Joshua L. Chamberlain

Medal of Honor recipient for conspicuous gallantry at Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg

Wounded several times during the Civil War

Governor of Maine

Autograph Letter Signed


(1828-1914) Born in Brewer, Maine, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1852, then entered the Bangor Theological Seminary for three years of study. Besides studying in Latin and German, Chamberlain eventually mastered French, Arabic, Hebrew and Syriac. He was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine Infantry, on August 8, 1862....  

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Autograph, General Horace Porter

Medal of Honor Recipient for gallantry in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia in 1863

Private Secretary of President Ulysses S. Grant

Signed on the back of the business card of former Colonel George H. Starr, 104th New York Infantry, who was captured at Gettysburg! Starr escaped from 3 different Rebel prisons!


(1837-1921) Born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, he was the son of David R. Porter, a Governor of Pennsylvania, and was the first cousin of, Andrew Porter, a Union Civil War general. He graduated #3 in the West Point class of...  

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Autograph, General Daniel E. Sickles

Murdered Philip Barton Key II across the street from the White House!

Severely wounded at Gettysburg resulting in the amputation of his leg

Medal of Honor Recipient for heroism at the Battle of Gettysburg

United States Congressman & New York State Senator


(1819-1914) Born in New York City, he was a controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadows of the White House, his young wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, II, who was the son of the...  

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Autograph, General Orlando B. Willcox

Colonel 1st Michigan Infantry

Medal of Honor Recipient for distinguished gallantry at the 1st Battle of Bull Run where he was wounded and captured


(1823-1907) Born in Detroit, Michigan, he graduated in the West Point class of 1847. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Artillery, and would subsequently serve in the United States Army in various capacities over a period of forty years. Willcox fought in the Mexican War, he fought against the Indians on the frontier, and he fought in the Third Seminole Indian War in...  

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Autograph, General John M. Schofield

Medal of Honor Recipient for conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri in 1861

United States Secretary of War

Commanding General of the U.S. Army


(1831-1906) Born in Gerry, Chautauqua County, New York, he graduated in the West Point class of 1853, and was commissioned brevet second lieutenant in the artillery. Schofield returned to West Point as assistant professor of natural and experimental philosophy from 1855-60. At the start of the Civil War, he was major of the 1st Missouri Infantry, and chief of...  

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Autograph, General Nelson A. Miles

Medal of Honor Recipient for gallantry at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

He was wounded 4 times during the Civil War

Captured the notorious Indian Chief Geronimo


(1839-1925) Born in Westminster, Massachusetts, on his family's farm, he intensely read military history, and mastered military principles and techniques, including battle drills. Working in Boston at the commencement of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army on September 9, 1861, and was commissioned 1st lieutenant, in the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry....  

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Autograph, General David S. Stanley

Medal of Honor Recipient for gallantry in the battle of Franklin, Tennessee where he was wounded

(1828-1902) Born in Cedar Valley, Wayne County, Ohio, he graduated in the West Point class of 1852. His first assignment was on the western frontier where he was engaged in surveying railroads which ultimately led to him fighting Indians. Promoted to captain in 1861, he was on duty at Fort Washita, Indian Territory when the Civil War broke out, and he thus led his men to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Stanley fought in the battle of Wilson's Creek,...  

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1863 Receipt For Deserter of the 156th New York Infantry

Signed by Medal of Honor Recipient, Lieutenant James S. Casey

7 3/4 x 10, printed form, filled out in ink.

Fort Columbus, N.Y.,
New York, Jany. 8, 1863

Received, from SIMEON DRAPER, Provost Marshal General, the following described person, a deserter, viz.:

Rank, Private
Name, James M. Newbury
Company, H
Regiment, 156th
State, N.Y.

James S. Casey
1 Lt. 5 Inf.

Light age toning and wear. Uncommon and very desirable deserter related document signed by a U.S. Medal of Honor...  

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Autograph, Marcus A. Hanna

Medal of Honor Recipient for gallantry at Port Hudson, Louisiana

Earned the Gold Lifesaving Medal of Honor for saving drowning sailors

He is the only person in American history to have received both the Medal of Honor and the Gold Lifesaving Medal


(1842-1921) Born in Bristol, Maine, Marcus A. Hanna, was living in Rockport, Massachusetts, when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted as a landsman, at Boston, on May 9, 1861, and was mustered into the U.S. Navy. He was discharged on June 20, 1862 having served on the U.S.S. Ohio, the...  

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Autograph, Lieutenant George G. Benedict

12th Vermont Infantry

Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry at Gettysburg!


(1826-1907) Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was a 35 year old newspaper man when he enlisted on August 23, 1862, as a private, and was mustered into Co. C, 12th Vermont Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant, January 23, 1863, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in the battle of Gettysburg. On July 3, 1863, during Pickett's Charge, he passed through murderous fire to deliver an order to reform the Union lines.

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