b. 24/06/1842 Pawtucket, Rhode Island. d. 19/06/1919 Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/11/1887 Petersburg, Virginia.
Corcoran served in the Union Army in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on November 2, 1887 for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg.
Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK GROVE CEMETERY, PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.