In these, various writers would take an entire blog to feature the story of one of over 3500 MOH recipients. (Today there are only about 75 still living) I have followed many of these stories and found them to be well informed and bringing forth a lot of history that needs to be preserved. At least one has been written about a Canadian hero.
And despite current thoughts on too many fronts, the immigrant born population of recipients are getting good coverage in this space as well. Kudo's to all involved.
If you go to... flipboard.com/topic/departmentofdefense/medal-of-honor-monday%3A-army-1st-lt.-george-e.-davis/f-a8fbbae66d%2Fdefense.gov
you will see an early January 2019 blog about American born Lt George DE Davis who earned a MOH at the Battle of Monocacy back in 1864.
In this battle The Confederates were on the March with Washington DC in their sites... and not far off. The Union army scrambled troops to Monocacy and despite high odds against them... and in a Union loss, the actions still managed to save some time to allow the DC defenses to get in place to prevent the Confederate attacks and saving the capital.
Davis's story is told in the blog. There is also a one liner saying that another fellow also earned a MOH in the battle. There would be only 2 for the 10 hour encounter and the very grounds fought over would be in the only battle of the war that would be on Union ground... the first ever for the Southerners and in a battle that also marked the furthest north the Southerners had fought on.
The 2nd Medal of Honor would go to a Montrealer by the name of Alexander Scott. His fascinating story as a spy, a private to Captain, his refusal to accept a promotion so that he could stay with the honourable colour guard and so much more can be read in one of my earliest blogs back on May 16 2013. Use the date list at right and above... to pull up the article.
Please check out the earlier column on this Canadian. There are a lot of interesting facts therein.
Having written well over 450 stories in this space, most of the Canadian connections have been covered. I am now heavily into the coverage of updating stories and telling others that I think would be of interest to you folks.
This being said, It is time to accomodate other matters that require more research and less blog time.
Thus, effective with this blog, I will be bringing you a new story every two weeks and unless news flashes come my way, the blog is, effective immediately, a twice monthly blog, starting with the next coming in 2 weeks.
I hope you will understand and accept this and not become a stranger to the site,