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b. 06/11/1844 Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.  d. 06/09/1910 Cork, Ireland.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/10/1863 Bristoe Station, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he served during the Civil War as a Private in Company E, 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia, on October 14, 1863. He rose to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before the end of the war. His Medal was awarded to him on June 6, 1870. He was originally interred in his native Cork, Ireland, but was re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

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Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer, was severely wounded.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 1, Grave 51-D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Emmet Urell

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