Medal of Honor Recipients
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force that can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Recipients receive the Medal of Honor from the president on behalf of Congress. It was first awarded during the Civil War and eligibility criteria for the Medal of Honor have changed over time.
Recipients buried or memorialized here:
First Sergeant James M. Hill (Indian War Campaigns). He received the Medal of Honor while serving in the U.S. Army, 5th U.S. Cavalry, for "Gallantry in action" at Turret Mountain, Ariz., on March 25, 1873. Hill died in 1919 and is buried in Section 4W, Grave 650.
First Lieutenant William W. McCammon (American Civil War). He received the Medal of Honor while serving in the U.S. Army, Company E, 24th Missouri Infantry, for actions in Corinth, Miss., on Oct. 3, 1862. Citation: "While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company, then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to this company during the battle being very great." McCammon died in 1903 and is buried in Section 4W, Grave 412.
Musician Herman Pfisterer (War with Spain). He received the Medal of Honor while serving in the U.S. Army, Company H, 21st Infantry, for actions in Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. Citation: "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy." Pfisterer died in 1905 and is buried in Section 4E, Grave 448.
First Sargent Moses Williams (Indian War Campaigns). He received the Medal of Honor while serving in the U.S. Army, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry, for actions at foothills of the Cuchillo Negro Mountains, New Mexico, on Aug. 16, 1881. Citation: "Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running fight of 3 or 4 hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least three of his comrades." Williams died in 1899 and is buried in Section 8W, Grave 393.