b. 15/08/1842 County Kerry, Ireland. d. 26/03/1915 Chicago, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 28/07/1864 Malvern, Virginia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served as a Private in Company E, 1st US Cavalry. In actions at Malvern, Virginia, July 28, 1864, Private O'Connor captured the flag of the Confederate 18th North Carolina Infantry. For extreme bravery, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 5, 1865 and later achieved the rank of Sergeant.
Capture of flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
MEMORIAL AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Memorial Section MF, Site 10-3
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