b. 10/08/1844 Loretto, Pennsylvania. d. 22/01/1924 Tecumesah, Nebraska.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1864 Chaffin’s Farm, Virginia.
American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He received the award on April 6, 1865 for his actions as a sergeant with Company A, 55th Pennsylvania Infantry, US Army, on September 29, 1864, at the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, as part of the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia. His Medal of Honor citation reads: “For gallantry in the charge on the enemy’s works; rushing forward with the colors and calling upon the men to follow him; Sergeant Flanagan was severely wounded.” He received his Medal on 6 April 1865.
Gallantry in the charge on the enemy’s works: rushing forward with the colors and calling upon the men to follow him; was severely wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: TECUMESAH CEMETERY, TECUMESAH, NEBRASKA.
BLOCK 53, LOT 4, SPACE F.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.