CIVIL WAR Heroes From IRELAND

CIVIL WAR Heroes From IRELAND

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Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross

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McAdams, Peter - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company A, 98th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date: At Salem Heights, Va., 3 May 1863. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 1 April 1898.  CITATION: Went 250 yards in front of his regiment toward the position of the enemy and under fire brought within the lines a wounded and unconscious comrade.

Wells, Thomas McCoy - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Chief Bugler, 6th New York Cavalry. Place and Date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864. Entered Service At: DeKalb, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 26 October 1864. CITATION: Capture of colors of 44th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).

Smith, James - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company I, 2d Ohio Infantry. Place and Date: Georgia, April 1862.   Birth: Fredericksburg, Va. Date Of Issue: 6 July 1864. CITATION: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory.   Smith was captured near Huntsville, Ala., and did not participate in the remainder of the raid.

Horne, Samuel Belton - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Captain, Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry. Place and Date: At Fort Harrison, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered Service At: Winsted, Conn. Born: 3 March 1843, Ireland Date of Issue: 19 November 1897.  CITATION: While acting as an aide and carrying an important message, was severely wounded and his horse killed but delivered the order and rejoined his general.

Lonergan, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Captain, Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry. Place and Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered Service At: Burlington, Vt. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 28 October 1893.  CITATION: Gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners.

Sewell, William Joyce - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Colonel, 5th New Jersey Infantry. Place and Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863. Entered Service At: Camden, N.J. Born: 6 December 1835, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 25 March 1896. CITATION: Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.

Kennedy, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company M, 2d U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At Trevilian Station, Va., 11 June 1864. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 19 August 1892.  CITATION: Remained at his gun, res1sting with its implements the advancing cavalry, and thus secured the retreat of his detachment.

Quinlan, James - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Major, 88th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Savage Station, Va., 29 June 1862. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Born: 13 September 1833, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 18 February 1891.  CITATION: Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

Collis, Charles Henry Tucky - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Colonel, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 4 February 1838, Ireland. Date of Issue: 10 March 1893. CITATION:  Gallantly led his regiment in battle at a critical moment.

Connor, William C. - MOH (Civil War)

Nugent, Christopher - MOH (Civil War)

Murphy, Dennis J. F. - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company F, 14th Wisconsin Infantry. Place and Date: At Corinth, Miss., 3 October 1862.   Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 22 January 1892.  CITATION: Although wounded three times, carried the colors throughout the conflict.

Urell, Michael Emmet - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 82d New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Bristoe Station, Va., 14 October 1863.   Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 6 June 1870.  CITATION: Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer; was severely wounded.

Campbell, William - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company I, 30th Ohio Infantry. Place and Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 14 August 1894. CITATION: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

Cosgrove, Thomas - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company F, 40th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and Date: At Drurys Bluff, Va., 15 May 1864. Entered Service At: East Stoughton, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 7 November 1896. CITATION: Individually demanded and received the surrender of 7 armed Confederates concealed in a cellar, disarming and marching them in as prisoners of war.

Fallon, Thomas Timothy - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company K, 37th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862. At Fair Oaks, Va., 30-31 May 1862. At Big Shanty, Ga., 14-15 June 1864. Entered Service At: Freehold, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 13 February 1891. CITATION: At Williamsburg, Va., assisted in driving rebel skirmishers to their main line. Participated in action, at Fair Oaks, Va., though excused from duty because of disability. In a charge with his company at Big Shanty, Ga., was the first man on the enemy's works.

Spillane, Timothy - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and Date: At Hatchers Run, Va., 5-7 February 1865. Entered Service At: Erie, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 16 September 1880. CITATION: Gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded.

Madden, Michael - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company K, 42d New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Masons Island, Md., 3 September 1861. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Born: 28 September 1841, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 22 March 1898.  CITATION: Assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to the Union lines.

Rannahan, John - MOH (Civil War)

Hudson, Michael - MOH (Civil War)

White, Patrick H. - MOH (Civil War)

Keough, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered Service At: Albany, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 3 May 1865.  CITATION: Capture of battle flag of 50th Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.).

Laverty, John - MOH (Civil War), MOH (Peace Time Heroism)

McKee, George - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Color Sergeant, Company D, 89th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.   Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 12 May 1865.  CITATION: Gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.

Rafferty, Peter F. - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 2 August 1897.  CITATION:  Having been wounded and directed to the rear, declined to go, but continued in action, receiving several additional wounds, which resulted in his capture by the enemy and his total disability for military service.

Molloy, Hugh - MOH (Civil War)

Martin, James AKA: Martin Schwenk - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company B, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date: At Millerstown, Pa., July 1863.   Birth: Germany. Date Of Issue: 23 April 1889. CITATION: Bravery in an attempt to carry a communication through the enemy's lines; also rescued an officer from the hands of the enemy.

O'Donnell, Menomen - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry. Place and Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. At Fort DeRussey, La., 14 March 1864. Entered Service At: Illinois. Born: 30 April 1830, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 11 September 1897. Citation Voluntarily joined the color guard in the assault on the enemy's works when he saw indications of wavering and caused the colors of his regiment to be planted on the parapet. Voluntarily placed himself in the ranks of an assaulting column (being then on staff duty) and rode with it Into the enemy's works, being the only mounted officer present, was twice wounded in battle.

Corcoran, Thomas E. - MOH (Civil War)

O'Brien, Peter - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company A, 1st New York (Lincoln) Cavalry. Place and Date: At Waynesboro, Va., 2 March 1865.  Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 26 March 1865. CITATION: Capture of flag and of a Confederate officer with his horse and equipment.

Roantree, James S. - MOH (Civil War)

Toomer, William - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company G, 127th Illinois Infantry. Place and Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 9 July 1894. CITATION: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

Curran, Richard J. - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Assistant Surgeon, 33d New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Entered Service At: Seneca Falls, N.Y. Born: 4 January 1838, Ireland. Date of Issue: 30 March 1898. CITATION: Voluntarily exposed himself to great danger by going to the fighting line there succoring the wounded and helpless and conducting them to the field hospital.

Dougherty, Michael - MOH (Civil War)  Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and Date: At Jefferson, Va., 12 October 1863. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 10 May 1844, Ireland. Date of Issue: 23 January 1897. CITATION: At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.

Laffey, Bartlett - MOH (Civil War)

Blackwood, William Robert Douglas - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Surgeon, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 12 May 1838, Ireland. Date of Issue: 21 July 1897.  CITATION: Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.

Connors, James - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 43d New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Fishers Hill, Va., 22 September 1864. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 6 October 1864.  CITATION: Capture of flag.

Murphy, John P. - MOH (Civil War)  Rank and Organization: Private, Company K, 5th Ohio Infantry. Place and Date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Entered Service At: Cincinnati, Ohio. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 11 September 1866.  CITATION: Capture of flag of 13th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.).

Drury, James - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company C, 4th Vermont Infantry. Place and Date: At Weldon Railroad, Va., 23 June 1864. Entered Service At: Chester, Vt. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 18 January 1893. CITATION: Saved the colors of his regiment when it was surrounded by a much larger force of the enemy and after the greater part of the regiment had been killed or captured.

Jones, Andrew - MOH (Civil War)

Murphy, Michael C. - MOH (Civil War)  Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 170th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At North Anna River, Va., 24 May 1864. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 15 January 1897. CITATION: This officer, commanding the regiment, kept it on the field exposed to the fire of the enemy for 3 hours without being able to fire one shot in return because of the ammunition being exhausted.

O'Dea, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 8th Missouri Infantry. Place and Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered Service At: Clinton, DeWitt County, Ill. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 12 July 1894. CITATION: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

Mulholland, St. Clair Agustin - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Major, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 4-5 May 1863. Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 1 April 1839, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 26 March 1895. CITATION: In command of the picket line held the enemy in check all night to cover the retreat of the Army.

McGough, Owen - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Corporal, Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 28 August 1897.  CITATION: Through his personal exertions under a heavy fire, one of the guns of his battery was brought off the field; all the other guns were lost.

Conboy, Martin - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company B, 37th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Williamsburg, Va., 5 May 1862. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Date of Issue: 11 October 1892. CITATION: Took command of the company in action, the captain having been wounded, the other commissioned officers being absent, and handled it with skill and bravery.

O'Beirne, James Rowan - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Captain, Company C, 37th New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May and 1 June 1862. Entered Service At: New York. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 20 January 1891. CITATION: Gallantly maintained the line of battle until ordered to fall back.

Nolan, John J. - MOH (Civil War)Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company K, 8th New Hampshire Infantry. Place and Date: At Georgia Landing, La., 27 October 1862. Entered Service At: Nashua, N.H. Born: 24 June 1844, Ireland. Date Of Issue: 3 August 1897. CITATION: Although prostrated by a cannon shot, refused to give up the flag which he was carrying as color bearer of his regiment and continued to carry it at the head of the regiment throughout the engagement.

Creed, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry. Place and Date: At Fishers Hill, Va., 22 September 1864. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 6 October 1864.  CITATION: Capture of flag.

Highland, Patrick - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry. Place and Date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 12 May 1865. CITATION: Conspicuous gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.

Ryan, Peter J. - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Private, Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry Place and Date: At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864. Entered Service At: Vigo County, Ind. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 4 April 1865. CITATION: With one companion, captured 14 Confederates in the severest part of the battle.

Walsh, John - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company D, 5th New York Cavalry. Place and Date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864.   Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 26 October 1864. CITATION: Recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.

Tobin, John Michael - MOH (Civil War)Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and Date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862. Entered Service At: Boston, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date Of Issue: 11 March 1896.

Jones, William (KIA)  - MOH (Civil War) Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 73d New York Infantry. Place and Date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of Issue: 1 December 1864. CITATION: Capture of flag of 65th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).

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