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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 13/09/1833 Clonmel, Ireland. d. 29/08/1906 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/06/1862 Savage Station, Virginia.

 

He served as a Major in the 88th New York Infantry, Union Army. On June 29, 1862, at the Battle of Savage Station, Virginia, he led his regiment on the Confederate battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers and covered the retreat of the 2nd Army Corps. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 18, 1891.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, WOODSIDE, NEW YORK.

First Calvary, Section 1W, Ave U, Plot 7, Grave 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Joseph Quinlan

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