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Civil War Medal

This medal is issued to officers and enlisted personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps who served in the naval service during the Civil War, between 15 April 1861 and 9 April 1865. (Special Orders No. 81 and 82 of 27 June 1908.)

Although no service stars were issued for the various engagements during the Civil War, a listing of the recognized campaigns is tallied in the Battle Streamer Section.

Source: 1948, 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

21 June 1998