b. 18/04/1843 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 02/04/1922 Oxford, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Sergeant in Company E, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry for action on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads “Assisted in the capture of a Confederate flag by knocking down the color sergeant.” He did not receive the Medal of Honor until 30 April 1892.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Edward Lyons Gilligan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1863, while serving with Company E, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. First Sergeant Gilligan assisted in the capture of a Confederate flag by knocking down the color sergeant.
BURIAL LOCATION: OXFORD CEMETERY, OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.
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LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.