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

Hugh Carey

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    82d New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Captured the flag of the 7th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.), being twice wounded in the effort.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 6, 1888
  • Born: 1840, Ireland
  • Died: March 26, 1886, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery (St.Johns-D-7-), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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