b. 1841/1842 County Tipperary, Ireland. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.
Highland received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Highland's medal was won for his 'conspicuous gallantry as Color Bearer' in the assault on Fort Gregg during the Third Battle of Petersburg, in Virginia on April 2, 1865. He was honored with the award on May 12, 1865.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Patrick Highland, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 April 1865, while serving with Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for conspicuous gallantry as Color Bearer in the assault on Fort Gregg.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
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