b. 08/03/1840 County Clare, Ireland. d. 20/04/1916 Miles City, Montana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/10/1876 Cedar Creek, Montana.
Indian Wars Double Medal of Honor Recipient. One of only 19 United States servicemen to be awarded the Medal of Honor twice, and one of only 14 to be awarded the United States’ highest military honor for two separate actions. He was a First Sergeant with Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry while earning both Medals. His first Medal was for action at Cedar Creek, Montana, from October 1876 to January 8, 1877. His second Medal was for action at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, on September 30, 1877. This second Medal was issued after the recommendation came from Romeyn’s report.
In the report Romeyn stated, Sergeant Henry Hogan had assembled the party that “carried me off the field” and “whose action probably enabled me to live.” Ironically Romeyn was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action and Hogan was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving Romeyn. Thus Hogan became only the third man in United States history (along with John Coleman and Mike Thornton) to be awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient. Both Medal of Honors were awarded on June 26, 1894.
First Award: Gallantry in actions.
Second Award: Carried Lt. Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.
BURIAL LOCATION: CUSTER COUNTY CEMETERY, MILES CITY, MONTANA.
SECTION D, LOT 3, BLOCK 18.
LOCATION OF MEDALS: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.