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Spanish-American War - U.S. Marine Corps

Edward Sullivan

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Marblehead
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Sullivan displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 15, 1899
  • Born: May 16, 1870, Cork, Ireland
  • Died: March 11, 1955, Grafton, MA, United States
  • Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery (MH), Uxbridge, MA, United States

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