Noble Pillars: Medal of Honor & Confederate Medal of Honor Recipients of the Gettysburg Campaign

Volume I: The March into Pennsylvania & The First Day's Battle at Gettysburg

Roy Frampton

Because of their courageous acts during the Gettysburg Campaign, 71 men were awarded the Medal of Honor; seven men received the reactivated Confederate Medal of Honor. Through the author's extensive research and period photographs, learn the names, stories, and bravery that earned these soldiers our country's highest military decoration for valor.
Date Published :
April 2013
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
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ISBN : 9780983863120
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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Overview
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Through extensive research and period photographs, author Roy Frampton brings the lives of Civil War heroes back from the forgotten past. Because of their courageous acts during the Gettysburg Campaign, 71 men were awarded the Medal of Honor; seven men were awarded the reactivated Confederate Medal of Honor. Learn the names, stories, and acts of bravery that earned these soldiers our country's highest military decoration for valor.

You'll be introduced men such as Captain Francis Irsch, who, with a small contingent of men, stalled the Confederate advance through the streets of Gettysburg by fortifying a local hotel; Sgt. Francis Jefferson Coates, who suffered a horrific wound attempting to rally his company on McPherson's Ridge; Benjamin W. Owens, who single-handedly manned an artillery piece on a rickety wooden bridge at the battle of Stephenson's Depot. These stories and more honor a few ordinary men and their enduring acts of valor that stand like noble pillars.

About The Author
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Roy Frampton became a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1968, just two weeks after his high school graduation. He has since conducted over 12,000 tours of the Gettysburg battlefield. He is also an ordained minister and a high school social studies teacher. Roy's other published works include Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, and the two-volume work "One Country, One Flag: The Strife of Brothers is Past: Inscriptions & Location of the Memorials of the Gettysburg Battlefield." For over two decades, Roy has researched the lives of the Gettysburg Medal of Honor recipients, visiting their gravesites and hometowns.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: A Short History of the Medal of Honor
2: The Confederate Invasion into Pennsylvania
3: Biographies: Confederate Invasion into Pennsylvania
4: First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg
5: Biographies: First Day of Battle at Gettysburg
Appendix A: Total Number of Medal of Honor Recipients
Appendix B: The Recipients of the Great Locomotive Chase
Appendix C: Minority Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Appendix D: The Only Woman to Receive the Medal of Honor
Appendix E: The Youngest Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Appendix F: Double Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Appendix G: A Few Other Medal of Honor Recipients
Appendix H: The Confederate Medal of Honor
Bibliography
Notes
About the Author

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