b. 15/08/1835 Limerick, Ireland. d. 25/12/1919 Lovilia, Iowa.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/06/1864 Jerusalem Plank Road, Virginia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company C, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action at The First Battle of Weldon Railroad, Virginia on June 23, 1864. His citation reads “He 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.” He did not receive the Medal until 18 January 1893.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: ST PETER’S CEMETERY, LOVILIA, IOWA.
NEXT TO ENTRANCE.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.