Posted Friday June 21, 2019 by ffvfadmin



Civil War chaplains honored by Freedoms Foundation

This story appeared June 20, 2019, in the Pottstown Mercury.


By Marian Dennis

SCHUYLKILL TWP. — “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”

Those famous words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln and on Wednesday, four individuals who best exemplified the phrase were honored with a ceremony.

The Chaplains Memorial rededication Wednesday, held at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, honored four men who were previously not recognized on the Chaplains Memorial in the Medal of Honor Grove.

These four men are: John Milton Whitehead, James Hill, Francis Bloodgood Hall, and Milton Lorenzo Haney.

The chaplains were each awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for their bravery during the Civil War but had not been included on the Chaplains Memorial when it was first dedicated in the 1970s. Freedoms Foundation took time Wednesday to identify the heroic deeds of the men.

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