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Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour
The President (CSA), in 1862, was authorized to confer a Medal of Honour upon one enlisted man of each company for "every signal victory." At first dress-parade, thereafter, the men engaged in the battle chose, by vote, the soldier most worthy to receive this honour. More from Barren than any other Ky. county received medal. Over
Barren County CSA Medalists
Dec. 31, 1862 - Jan. 2, 1863
Enoch S. Jones, Corp. Co. D 6th Ky Inf. · James Beverly Lewis 1st Sgt., Co. C, 6th Ky. Inf.
Thomas W. Payne, Pvt., Co. E 6th Ky. Inf. · George Walter Rogers, Corp., Co. A, 4th Ky. Inf
Sept. 19-20, 1863
Ephraim R. Smith, Corp., Co. A, 4th Ky. Inf. · Bayard Taylor Smith, 2nd Lt., Co. A, 4th Ky. Inf.
Marcellus Smith Mathews, Pvt., Co. D, 6th Ky. Inf.