Confederate award for valor honors long-dead soldiers ineligible for US Medal of Honor

  • by: DAVID DISHNEAU , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 26, 2014 - 11:05 AM

HANCOCK, Md. — The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant for Americans who fought for the South. They were the enemy, after all.

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