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CMOHS.org - Sergeant FEGAN, JAMES, U.S. Army

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FEGAN, JAMES

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 3d U.S. Infantry
Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Plum Creek, Kans., March 1868
 
 


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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.