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Tennessee Recipients

No state has a richer history with the nation’s highest award than Tennessee. 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of Corp. Harrison Collins’ actions at the Battle of Nashville that made him Tennessee’s first Medal of Honor recipient. 

The following list includes 32 men officially credited to Tennessee as well as several who, while accredited to other states, have strong Tennessee ties and are revered here for their courage and sacrifice. For more on Tennessee's Medal of Honor history, click here .