Medal of Honor Winners
Edwin Michael Neville Born in Waterbury Ct.on January 27, 1843. Died October 4, 1886. Was Captain in the Union Army in Company C, 1st Connecticut Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on April 6, 1865 at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia. He served under George Custer and General Sheridan who said of him that he was the bravest officer he had ever known. Captain Neville is buried in the Old Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Waterbury
Richard Ryan: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1851, Connecticut. Accredited to: Connecticut. G.O. No.: 207, 23 March 1876. Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Hartford, Ryan displayed gallant conduct in jumping overboard at Norfolk, Va., and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel, 4 March 1876.
James T Murphy: Private, Company L, 1st Connecticut Artillery. Place and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865. Entered Service At: New Haven, Conn. Birth: Canada. Date Of Issue: 29 October 1886. Citation: A piece of artillery having been silenced by the enemy, this soldier voluntarily ass1sted in working the piece, conducting himself throughout the engagement in a gallant and fearless manner
Sam Horne: Captain, Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry. Awarded the medal of honor at Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Born in Ireland and entered service at Winsted, Conn. Citation: While acting as an aide and carrying an important message, was severely wounded and his horse killed but delivered the order and rejoined his general.