Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

 

Indian Wars

 

BARRETT, RICHARD

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Sycamore Canyon, Ariz., 23 May 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Conspicuous gallantry in a charge upon the Tonto Apaches.

BELL, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont., 9 July 1875. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at the imminent risk of his life.

BRANAGAN, EDWARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 November 1872. Citation. Gallantry in action.

BROGAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Simon Valley, Ariz., 14 December 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 9 January 1880. Citation: Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.

BROPHY, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868. Entered service at: Stockton, Calif. Born: 20 May 1846, Kilkenny, Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

BROWN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Davidson Canyon near Camp Crittenden, Ariz., 27 August 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Wexford, Ireland. Date of issue: 4 December 1874. Citation: In command of a detachment of 4 men defeated a superior force.

BURKE, PATRICK J.

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

BURKE, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in engagements.

BUTLER, EDMOND

Rank and organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877. Entered service at: Brooklyn N.Y. Birth. Ireland. Date of issue: 27 November 1894. Citation. Most dlstlngulshed gallantry m action with hostile Indians.

BYRNE, DENIS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue. 27 April 1877. Cltatlon: Gallantry in engagements.

CALLEN, THOMAS J.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date. At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 October 1896. Citatlon: Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assistlng to drive away the Indians.

CARROLL, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

CARTER, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

CONNOR, JOHN

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

DAILY, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actlons agamst Indians.

DICKENS, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

DONAVAN, CORNELIUS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citatation: Gallantry in action.

DONELLY, JOHN S.

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to January 1877. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Cltation: Gallantry in action.

DOWLING, JAMES

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: Cleveland, Ohio. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

EVANS, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Horn, Mont., 9 July 1876. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 2 December 1876. Citation: Carried dispatches to Brig. Gen. Crook through a country occupied by Sioux.

FARREN, DANIEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

FEGAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 3d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Plum Creek, Kans., March 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 October 1878. Citation: While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kans., was attached by a party of desperadoes, who attempted to rescue a deserter in his charge and to fire the train. Sgt. Fegan, singlehanded, repelled the attacking party, wounding 2 of them, and brought his train through in safety.

FOLEY, JOHN H.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Loupe Fork, Platte River, Nebr., 26 April 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 22 May 1872. Citation: Gallantry in action.

FORAN, NICHOLAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

GLYNN, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 4 December 1874. Citation: Drove off, single-handed, 8 hostile Indians, killing and wounding 5.

GOLDEN, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

HAMILTON, FRANK

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

HEARTERY, RICHARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Cibicu, Ariz., 30 August 1881. Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 20 July 1888. Citation: Bravery in action.

HIGGINS, THOMAS P.

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation. Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

HOGAN, HENRY

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 26 June 1894. Second award. Citation: Gallantry in actions.

SECOND AWARD

Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877. Citation: Carried Lt. Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.

IRWIN, BERNARD J. D.

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army. Place and date: Apache Pass, Ariz., 13-14 February 1861. Entered service at: New York. Born: 24 June 1830, Ireland. Date of issue: 24 January 1894. Citation: Voluntarily took command of troops and attacked and defeated hostile Indians he met on the way. Surgeon Irwin volunteered to go to the rescue of 2d Lt. George N. Bascom, 7th Infantry, who with 60 men was trapped by Chiricahua Apaches under Cochise. Irwin and 14 men, not having horses began the 100-mile march riding mules. After fighting and capturing Indians, recovering stolen horses and cattle, he reached Bascom's column and help break his siege.

KEATING, DANIEL

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company M, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 5 October 1870. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 November 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action and in pursuit of Indians.

KEENAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

KELLEY, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

KELLY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Upper Wichita, Tex., 9 September 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in action.

KENNEDY, PHILIP

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

KERRIGAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 July 1870. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 25 August 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

LARKIN, DAVID

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 November 1872. Citation: Gallantry in action.

LENIHAN, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Clear Creek, Ariz., 2 January 1873. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in action.

LEONARD, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Blue, Nebr., 15 May 1870. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 22 June 1870. Second award. Citation: Gallantry in action.

SECOND AWARD

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 23d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebr., 28 April 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 26 August 1876. Citation: Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.

LOYD, GEORGE

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 April 1891. Citation: Bravery, especially after having been severely wounded through the lung.

MARTIN, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Castle Dome and Santa Maria Mountains, Ariz. June and July 1873. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant services in operations of Capt. James Burns, 5th U.S. Cavalry.

McCABE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Red River, Tex., 26-28 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875. Citation: Gallantry in attack on a large party of Cheyennes.

McCANN, BERNARD

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 22d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McGANN, MICHAEL A.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 9 August 1880. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McLOUGHLlN, MICHAEL

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McNALLY, JAMES

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 1868 and 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 6 September 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

McNAMARA, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company F, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Red River, Tex., 29 September 1872. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 19 November 1872. Citation: Gallantry in action.

McPHELAN, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company E, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MITCHELL, JOHN

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Upper Washita, Tex., 9-11 September 1874. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 April 1875. Citation: Gallantry in engagement with Indians.

MITCHELL, JOHN J.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Hell Canyon, Ariz., 3 July 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MORAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MORRIS, JAMES L.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 August 1875. Citation: Services against hostile Indians.

MORRIS, JAMES L.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company C, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Near Fort Selden, N. Mex., 8-11 July 1873. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 August 1875. Citation: Services against hostile Indians.

MURPHY, JEREMIAH

Rank and organization: Private, Company M, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Powder River, Mont., 17 March 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 October 1877. Citation: Being the only member of his picket not disabled, he attempted to save a wounded comrade.

MURPHY, PHILIP

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MURPHY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Seneca Mountain, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 3 March 1870. Citation: Gallantry in action.

MURRAY, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: S October 1878. Citation: Brought up the pack train, and on the second day the rations, under a heavy flre from the enemy.

NIHILL, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 5th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Whetstone Mountains, Ariz., 13 July 1872. Entered service at: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: 1850, Ireland. Date of issue: 4 December 1874. Citation: Fought and defeated 4 hostile Apaches located between him and his comrades.

NOLAN, RICHARD J.

Rank and organization: Farrier, Company I, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Clay Creek, S. Dak., 30 December 1890. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 1 April 1891. Citation: Bravery.

O'SULLIVAN, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Staked Plains, Tex., 8 December 1874. Entered service at New York, N.Y. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 13 October 1875. Cita tion: Gallantry in a long chase after Indians

PARNELL, WILLIAM R.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At White Bird Canyon, Idaho, 17 June 1877. Entered service at: New York. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 September 1897. Citation: With a few men, in the face of a heavy fire from pursuing Indians and at imminent peril, returned and rescued a soldier whose horse had been killed and who had been left behind in the retreat.

PLATTEN, FREDERICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company H, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Sappa Creek, Kans., 23 April 1875. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 16 November 1876. Citation: With S other men he waded in mud and water up the creek to a position directly behind an entrenched Cheyenne position, who were using natural bank pits to good advantage against the main column. This surprise attack from the enemy rear broke their resistance.

REED, JAMES C.

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 29 April 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Defended his position (with 3 others) against a party of 17 hostile Indians under heavy fire at close quarters, the entire party except himself being severely wounded.

ROBINSON, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Rosebud River, Mont., 17 June 1876. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 January 1880. Citation: Discharged his duties while in charge of the skirmish line under fire with judgment and great coolness and brought up the lead horses at a critical moment.

ROCHE, DAVID

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company A, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

ROGAN, PATRICK

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Big Hole, Mont., 9 August 1877. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 2 December 1878. Citation: Verified and reported the company while subjected to a galling fire from the enemy.

RYAN, DAVID

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.

RYAN, DENNIS

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Gageby Creek, Indian Territory, 2 December 1874. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 23 April 1875. Citation: Courage while in command of a detachment.

SULLIVAN, THOMAS

Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Newark, N.J. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 17 December 1891. Citation: Conspicuous bravery in action against Indians concealed in a ravine.

TRACY, JOHN

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Ariz., 20 October 1869. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870. Citation: Bravery in action with Indians.

WALLACE, WILLIAM

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 5th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., 21 October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 27 April 1877. Citation: Gallantry in action.