Medal of Honor Grove
1601 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
The Medal of Honor Grove commemorates those that received the United States’ highest military decoration for acts of valor in combat. This grove, with over 42 acres of natural woodland, is sectioned into areas for each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rice and the District of Columbia. Each section has a seven-foot obelisk that bears the recipients’ names from that place. The grove also has a monument erected by the Ancient Order of Hibernians for the more than 150 recipients who were not citizens but fought for the United States and a monument for the nine chaplains who received the award.
The Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove currently maintain the grove.
Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor, created during the Civil War, is the United States’ highest military decoration for acts of valor in combat.
Designing the Medal of Honor
Since the award was instituted in 1863, the design of the Medal of Honor has gone through several iterations. Some changes have been minor, others...
After the Battle: The Later Lives of Medal of Honor Recipients
The post-war lives of Civil War Medal of Honor recipients and the sometimes circuitous routes they took to receiving our nation’s honor
Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris Visits Morris Island
Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris visits Fort Wagner battlefield and reflects on his connection to the first African American soldier...
Medal of Honor Recipient Britt Slabinski Visits Fredericksburg
War on Terror Medal of Honor recipient Britt Slabinski reflects on the universal connection between soldiers, regardless of the war in which they...
Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams Visits Gettysburg
World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams reflects on the sense of duty felt by soldiers, whether during the Civil War or in the...
Lt. John Patterson and the Medal of Honor
LT John Patterson of the 11th US Regulars earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at Saunders Field on May 5, 1864. Patterson had raced out into...
Christian Fleetwood's Medal of Honor
The attack upon the rebel works at New Market Heights, Va., September 29, 1864, one of the most stubborn in the history of the war, was delivered by...