Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
I found some info on Wikipedia… so we’re going to play a little catch-up today…
Private Myron H. Ranney (Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 30, 1862, in Prince William County, Virginia. His citation reads:
Picked up the colors and carried them off the field after the color bearer had been shot down; was himself wounded.
First Sergeant Edward Ratcliff (Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1864, in Henrica County, Virginia. His citation reads:
Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.
Assistant Surgeon Jacob F. Raub (Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 5, 1865, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. His citation reads:
Discovering a flank movement by the enemy, appraised the commanding general at great peril, and though a noncombatant voluntarily participated with the troops in repelling this attack.
Corporal William H. Raymond (Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:
Voluntarily and under a severe fire brought a box of ammunition to his comrades on the skirmish line.
Ordinary Seaman Charles Read (Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 6, 1865, on board the USS Magnolia. His citation reads:
As seaman on board the USS Magnolia, St. Marks, Fla., 5 and 6 March 1865.
Coxswain Charles A. Read (Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 19, 1864, on board the USS Kearsarge. His citation reads:
Served as coxswain on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864.
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