This dataset has records for the awarding of the United States Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force.[5] Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version. The dataset was collected from the official military site, and includes records about how the medal was awarded and characteristics of the recipient. Unfortunately, because of the nature of century-old record keeping, many of the records are incomplete. While a very interesting dataset, it does have some missing data.



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Field Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
General Order number Integer number -1
accredited to String ""
awarded.date.day Integer number 6
awarded.date.month Integer number 2
awarded.date.year Integer number 1865
birth.date.day Integer number -1
birth.date.month Integer number -1
birth.date.year Integer number -1
citation String "Under a heavy fire from the enemy carried off the field a commissioned officer who was severely wounded and also led a charge on the enemy's rifle pits."
company String "Company B"
death Integer number True
division String "1st New Jersey Cavalry"
entered service at String "Buffalo, N.Y."
full String "1865-2-6"
issued String "01/03/1906"
latitude Integer number 38
link String "http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1176/sagelhurst-john-c.php"
location name String "Buffalo, N.Y."
location.name String "Hatchers Run Court, Stafford, VA 22554, USA"
longitude Integer number -77
name String "Sagelhurst, John C."
organization String "U.S. Army"
rank String "Sergeant"