b. 11/05/1869 Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland. d. 21/09/1906 Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 Santiago, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipient. Doherty was born on May 11, 1869, in County Cork, Ireland. After immigrating to the United States, he joined the army from Boston, Massachusetts in September 1891. He served in United States Army during the War with Spain as a Corporal in Company H, 21st United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads “Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy”. His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, SOUTHGATE, KENTUCKY.
SECTION 25, US MILITARY LOT.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON DC.