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CMOHS.org - Private GINLEY, PATRICK, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail



Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 1st New York Light Artillery
Born: 22 December 1822, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Reams Station, Va., 25 August 1864


The command having been driven from the works, he, having been left alone between the opposing lines, crept back into the works, put 3 charges of canister in one of the guns, and fired the piece directly into a body of the enemy about to seize the works; he then rejoined his command, took the colors, and ran toward the enemy, followed by the command, which recaptured the works and guns.