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CMOHS.org - Private DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL, U.S. Army

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DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Born: 10 May 1844, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa.
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Place / Date: At Jefferson, Va., 12 October 1863
 
 


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Citation

At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.