b. 12/07/1853 County Louth, Ireland. d. 05/03/1908 Yonkers, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25-26/06/1876 Little Big Horn, Montana.
Callan was born in County Louth, Ireland on July 12, 1853, and joined the US Army in March 1876.
He had served just three months as a Private in Company B, 7th United States Cavalry, at the time of his actions. He received the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Little Big Horn, Montana Territory, on June 25, and June 26, 1876. His medal was issued on October 24, 1896.
Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assistlng to drive away the Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY SEPULCHRE CEMETERY, EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY.
ST STEPHEN’S SECTION, LOT 18, GRAVE 5
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.