Near Beloit in Rock County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Medal of Honor
President Abraham Lincoln approved the creation of the Medal of Honor in 1862, and during the Civil War some 1,527 Union soldiers and sailors earned it. In all, 3,394 Medals have been awarded. Wisconsin citizens received 62, including the special Medal of Honor awarded by Congress to Milwaukee-born advocate of air power General William C. "Billy" Mitchell.
Wisconsin citizens have received the Medal of Honor in the following conflicts: Civil War, 21; Frontier Wars, 7; Spanish American War, 1; Philippine Insurrection, 1; Boxer Rebellion, 1; Mexican Campaign, 2; World War I, 2; World War II, 15; Korea, 5; Vietnam, 6.
Erected 1990 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 291.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 30.301′ Touch for map. Marker is at northbound I-39/westbound I-90 Rest Area 22. Marker is 0.7 miles north of the Wisconsin/Illinois state line. Marker is in this post office area: Beloit WI 53511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hawk War (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin's First Aviator (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beloit College (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rasey House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roy Chapman Andrews (approx. 2.6 miles away); Black Hawk at Turtle Village / The U.S. Military at Turtle Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 2.7 miles away); Home of Governor Harvey (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beloit.
Also see . . . Wisconsin Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on September 28, 2009.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.