Medal of Honor Recipients
7th Mississippi Infantry

Certificate for Roll of Honor
Certificate for Confederate Honor Roll presented to your webmaster by the Sons of Confederate Veterans for the distinguished service of his Great-great-grandfather Pvt. Richard R. Chaddick, Company C, 7th Mississippi Infantry, for his actions at the Battle of Murfreesboro.

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Official Records of the War of the Rebellion:
Volume XX Page 972- No. 307.
The Confederate Roll of Honor.

GENERAL ORDERS,
ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 93.
Richmond, Va., November 22, 1862.

I. The following acts of Congress, having been approved by the President, are published for the information of the Army:

No. 27.-AN ACT to authorize the grant of medals and badges of distinction as a reward for courage and good conduct on the field of battle.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to bestow medals, with proper devices, upon such officers of the armies of the Confederate States as shall be conspicuous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle, and also to confer a badge of distinction upon one private or non-commissioned officer of each company after every signal victory it shall have assisted to achieve.

The non-commissioned officers and privates of the company who may be present on the first dress-parade thereafter may close, by a majority of their votes, the soldier best entitled to receive such distinction, whose name shall be communicated to the President by commanding officers of the company; and if the award fall upon a deceased soldier, the badge thus awarded him shall be delivered to his widow, or, if there be no widow, to any relative the President may adjudge entitled to receive it.

Approved October 13, 1862.
By order:
S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General.

GENERAL ORDERS,
ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 131.
Richmond, Va., October 3, 1863.

Difficulties in procuring the medals and badges of distinction having delayed their presentation by the President, as authorized by the act of Congress approved October 13, 1862, to the officer, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the armies of the Confederate States conspicuous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle, to avoid postponing the grateful recognition of their valor until it can be made in the enduring from provided by that act, it is ordered-

I. That the names of all those who have been, or may hereafter be, reported as worthy of this distinction, be inscribed on a Roll of Honor, to be preserved in the office of the Adjutant and Inspector General for reference in all future time, for those who have deserved well of their country, as having best displayed their courage and devotion on the field of battle.

II. That the Roll of Honor, so far as now made up, be appended to this order and read at the head of every regiment in the service of the Confederate States at the first dress-parade its receipt, and be published in at least one newspaper in each State.

III. The attention of the officers in charge is directed to General Orders, No. 93, section No. 27, of the series of 1862, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, for the mode of selecting the non-commissioned officers and privates entitled to this distinction, and its execution is enjoined.

GENERAL ORDERS No. 64.
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, Va., August 10, 1864.

I. The following Roll of Honor is published in accordance with Paragraph I, General Orders, No. 131 (1863). It will be read to every regiment in the service at the first dress-parade after its receipt.

II. Attention is called to the manner in which the selections under the law should be made. The non-commissioned officers and privates are authorized, at the first dress-parade after each victory the company shall have assisted to achieve, to distinguish by a majority of their votes one private or non-commissioned officer most conspicuous for gallantry and good conduct in the battle. Should more than one soldier be hereafter selected by a company as equal in merit, the name to be announced upon, the roll will be determined by lot. Commissioned officers distinguished for gallantry on the field are not to be selected by the vote of the company, battalion, or regiment to which they belong, but a statement of their special good conduct should be made by their immediate commander and forwarded through the regular channel to this office.

Roll of Honor Recipients
7th Mississippi Infantry
  • Pvt. John A, Higginbotham Company A
  • Pvt. H.H. Price Company B
  • Pvt. Richard R. Chaddick Company C
  • Pvt. Jeptha Creel Company D
  • Pvt. George Stewart Company E
  • Pvt. B. Drummod Company F
  • Pvt. Matthew Brinson Stringer Company G
  • Pvt. A.Z. Coker Company H
  • Pvt. Peyton W. Rogers Company I
  • Pvt. Albert Eastman Ford Company K

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