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

Edward Lyons Gilligan

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    88th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Assisted in the capture of a Confederate flag by knocking down the color sergeant.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward L. Gilligan
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward L. Gilligan
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 30, 1892
  • Born: April 18, 1843, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, United States
  • Died: April 2, 1922, Oxford, PA, United States
  • Buried: Oxford Cemetery (MH) (C-70), Oxford, PA, United States

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