Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has the second largest number of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients from across the United States. Out of a total 3,458 Medal of Honor recipients, fifteen of these recipients were with ties to our county of Washington, Pennsylvania. Currently, there are 143 living recipients. A bronze plaque dedicated to our Washington County men was unveiled at the Tourist Promotion Agency on the Veterans' Walkway last June 15, 2002. We are indebted to Mr. Ed Snarey, Chairman of the Medal of Honor Plaque Dedication Committee, for his zealous efforts in researching and bringing to fruition this recognition so deserved by our devoted servicemen. The Honorees are:


    Anderson, Thomas - Corporal
    Born: Scenery Hill, PA
    Cemetery: Dunkard, PA

    Baird, Absalom - Major General
    Born: Washington, PA
    Cemetery: Arlington National

    Bingham, Henry H. - Brig. General
    Born: Philadelphia, PA
    Cemetery: Laurel Hill, PA

    Boon, Hugh Patterson - Captain
    Born: Washington, PA
    Cemetery: Washington, PA

    Brown, Uriah - Private
    Born: Miami County, OH
    Cemetery: Paris, PA

    McCauslin, Joseph - Private
    Born: Ohio County, WV
    Cemetery: West Alexander, PA

    Smalley, Reuben - Private
    Born: Washington, PA
    Cemetery: Illinois

    Slusher, Henry C. - Private
    Born: Washington County, PA
    Cemetery: Lone Pine, PA


    Hill, James Madison - Sergeant
    Born: Washington County, PA
    Cemetery: Vancouver, WA

    Huff, James W. - Sergeant
    Born: Washington, PA
    Cemetery: New Port Richey, FL


    Mathies, Archibald - Sergeant
    Born: Scotland
    Cemetery: Finleyville, PA

    Paige, Mitchell - Colonel
    Born: Charleroi, PA
    Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California

    Pinder, Jr., John J. - T5
    Born: McKees Rocks, PA
    Cemetery: Grandview, PA


    Marm, Jr. Walter J. - Colonel
    Born: Washington, PA

    Taylor, Sr., Karl G. - Staff Sergeant
    Born: Laurel, MD
    Cemetery: Independence, PA