Author: Charles Hannah. The medal of honor is the highest award given to military personnel by the United States government, bestowed upon those who have shown courageous behavior, leadership, and valor at its highest level-above and beyond the call of duty.
Since its inception during the civil war, 3,447 men and one woman have been awarded the medal. These soldiers are the greatest heroes this nation has ever seen, and with the exception of their families, almost no one knows their names or has heard of their deeds.
Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipients celebrates the unsung heroes of the Battle of Gettysburg and what they did to earn the nation's highest military honor. Reader's will be enlightened and inspired by these accounts of bravery, sacrifice, and patriotism.