Medal of Honor Recipients

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John T. Sterling

Distinction: Civil War Medal of Honor

Additional Notes:

With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.

Rank: Private, Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry.


James E. Sterling

Distinction: Civil War Medal of Honor

Additional Notes:

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ramming of the Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded when heavy enemy return fire raked the decks of his ship, Sterling courageously remained at his post and continued passing shell until struck down a second time and completely disabled.

Rank: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy.

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