Medal of Honor Awarded to Pvt. Philip G. Shadrach and Pvt. George D. Wilson.

Today, July 1st, 2024, Pvt. Philip G. Shadrach and Pvt. George D. Wilson of Andrews’ Raiders have been posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, 162 years after their daring mission during the American Civil War. The announcement honors their bravery and contribution to one of the most famous episodes of the war.

The Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration in the United States, acknowledges Shadrach and Wilson’s extraordinary bravery. Their posthumous recognition serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during the Civil War and highlights the enduring legacy of those who fought for their country.

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George D. Wilson
Private George D. Wilson
Pvt. Philip G. Shadrach
Private Philip G. Shadrach

About the Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center
Opened in February 2020, the Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is situated in the heart of the birthplace of the Medal of Honor—Chattanooga, Tennessee. The 19,500 square-foot facility features life-sized, immersive exhibits that memorialize our nation’s highest military award for valor, honor its national heritage and recipients, and educate future generations of Americans about the six character traits embodied by the Medal of Honor and its recipients: Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment. For more information, please visit


Ethan Saunders

Ethan Saunders is the Web Developer for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

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