Horatio L. Birdsall
Rank: Sgt. Co. B 3rd Iowa Cav.
Place, date of action: Columbus, Ga.
4-16-65
Entered service at: Keokuk, IA. 8-23-1861
Birth: Monroe Co., N.Y.
Date of issuance: 6-17-1865
Citation: Capture of flag and bearer

 

 

Medal of Honor
 Beyond the call of Duty


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James Dunlavy
Rank: Pvt. Co. D, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Place, date of action: Osage, Kansas
10-25-64
Entered service at: Davis Co., IA.
Birth: Decatur Co., Ind.
Date of issuance: 4-4-1865
Citation: Gallantry in capturing General Marmaduke (C.S.A.)


Andrew W. Tibbets
Rank: Pvt. Co. I, Iowa 3rd Cav.
Place, date of action: Columbus, GA., 4-16-1865
Entered service at: Appanoose Co., IA.
Birth: Clark Co., Ind.
Date of issuance: 6-17-1865
Citation: Capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (C.S.A.)


Albert Power
Rank: Pvt. Co. I, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Place, date of action: Pea Ridge, Ark. 3-7-62
Birth: Guernsey Co., OH.
Date of issuance: 3-6-1899
Citation: Under heavy fire and great personal risk went to the aid of a dismounted comrade who was surrounded by the enemy. Took him up on his own horse and carried him to a place of safety.


Calvary M. Young
Rank: Sgt. Co. L, 3rd Iowa Cav.
Place, date of action: Osage, KS. 10-25-1864
Entered service at: Hopeville, Clark Co., IA.
Birth: Washington Co., OH.
Date of issuance: 4-4-1865
Citation: Gallantry in capturing General Cabell (C.S.A.)


The following note sent to me from Scott A. Britton. This is a small portion taken from "The Story of American Heroism"

Calvary Morris Young

"...I had charged through what was left of their lines, and was fully three quarters of a mile in advance of the spot where they made a stand. I was at the time in command of the company, since there was but one commissioned officer with us when leaving Memphis (Capt. J.D. Brown- this name is listed in parentheses in the article, not a note from me) whos was wounded at the battle of Big Blue. There were two of Company L who went through with me, Thomas Goin and Thomas Regan. If I remember correctly they were leading some horses we had captured, and guarding a prisoner or two. I went out and took Cabell from among his bodyguard, as I suppose they were at least about 25 or 30 of them and the comical part of the whole transaction is that I could not have fired a shot, for my carbine was out of order, and I had not a single cartridge from my revolver. I turned General Cabell over to General Pleasanton after we go out from the rabble of Confederates."

Thank you Scott this is a nice addition to the 3rd Iowa Cavalry.

Scott A. Britton
http://reliant.enertec.com/scottb

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