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b. 04/12/1841 Tipperary, Ireland. d. 25/05/1924 Springfield, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/10/1864 Cedar Creek, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as a Corporal in the Union Army in Company D, 5th New York Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Walsh, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with Company D, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia. Corporal Walsh recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT BENEDICTS CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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