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b. 16/11/1839 Langhash, Ireland. d. 25/11/1897 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1871 Korean Forts.

 

He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition, while serving as a private aboard USS Benicia. His Medal of Honor was issued on February 8, 1872, under General Order No. 169. Private Dougherty was one of fifteen United States sailors and Marines who received the Medal of Honor for this little known American military action.

 

Dougherty enlisted in the Marine Corps from Philadelphia on 31 July 1869, and retired on 22 August 1893.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the USS Benicia, attack on and the capture of the Korean Forts June 11, 1871, for seeking out and killing the commanding officer of the Korean Forces.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Section 6, Grave 12374

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James J Dougherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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