On 12 July 1862 the Medal of Honor was authorized for the US Army by the United States Congress. Standing as the United States' highest military award, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded to soldiers for exceptional feats of gallantry.

For those of you who want to know more about the brave souls who have received this award, this historical database will act as the perfect reference point, giving you the names and citations of many of those who have attained the Medal of Honor.