[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 2858 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2858

  To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Andrew J. Smith for 
                  acts of valor during the Civil War.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 14, 1999

  Mr. Ewing introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Andrew J. Smith for 
                  acts of valor during the Civil War.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY FOR AWARD OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR TO ANDREW J. SMITH 
              FOR VALOR DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

    (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, 
or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain 
medals to persons who served in the military service, the President may 
award the Medal of Honor, posthumously, under section 3741 of that 
title to Andrew J. Smith for the acts of valor referred to in 
subsection (b).
    (b) Action Described.--The acts of valor referred to in subsection 
(a) are the actions of Andrew J. Smith during the Civil War on November 
30, 1864, while serving as an infantry corporal in the 55th 
Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry during the Battle of Honey Hill in 
South Carolina.
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