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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

James Fegan

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    3d U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 1868
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Plum Creek, Kansas, USA
While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kan., was attacked by a party of desperadoes, who attempted to rescue a deserter in his charge and to fire the train. Sgt. Fegan, singlehandedly, repelled the attacking party, wounding two of them, and brought his train through in safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient James Fegan
Medal of Honor Recipient James Fegan
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 19, 1878
  • Born: 1827, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Died: June 25, 1886
  • Buried: Custer Battlefield National Monument (MH) (A-749), Crow Agency, MT, United States

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