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

Andrew Traynor

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    1st Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 16, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mason's Hill, Virginia, USA
Having been surprised and captured by a detachment of guerrillas, this soldier, with other prisoners, seized the arms of the guard over them, killed two of the guerrillas, and enabled all the prisoners to escape.
Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Traynor
Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Traynor
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Rome, Oneida County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 28, 1897
  • Born: February 9, 1843, Newark, Essex County, NJ, United States
  • Died: July 6, 1920, Omaha, NE, United States
  • Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery (10-219-5), Omaha, NE, United States

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