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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Andrew Jackson McGonnigle

  • Rank: Captain & Assistant Quartermaster (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 19, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cedar Creek, Virginia, USA
While acting as chief quartermaster of Gen. Sheridan's forces operating in the Shenandoah Valley, McGonnigle was severely wounded while voluntarily leading a brigade of infantry and was commended for the greatest gallantry by Gen. Sheridan.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 21, 1897
  • Born: March 4, 1829, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: January 25, 1901, Ashville, NC, United States
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery (MH) (G-21-3) , Ashville, NC, United States

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