Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private Julius D. Rhodes (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 28, 1862, at Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia AND on August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Virginia. His citation reads:
After having had his horse shot under him in the fight at Thoroughfare Gap, Va., he voluntarily joined the 105th New York Volunteers and was conspicuous in the advance on the enemy's lines. Displayed gallantry in the advance on the skirmish line at Bull Run, Va., where he was wounded.
Sergeant Sylvester D. Rhodes (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 22, 1864, at Fishers Hill, Virginia. His citation reads:
Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.
Coal Heaver Charles Rice (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 23, 1864, on board the USS Agawam. His citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Agawam, as one of a volunteer crew of a powder boat which was exploded near Fort Fisher, 23 December 1864. The powder boat, towed in by the Wilderness to prevent detection by the enemy, cast off and slowly steamed to within 300 yards of the beach. After fuses and fires had been lit and a second anchor with short scope let go to assure the boat's tailing inshore, the crew again boarded the Wilderness and proceeded a distance of 12 miles from shore. Less than 2 hours later the explosion took place, and the following day, fires were observed still burning at the fort.
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