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

James Rowan O'Beirne

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    37th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 1, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fair Oaks, Virginia, USA
Gallantly maintained the line of battle until ordered to fall back.
Medal of Honor Recipient James R. O'Beirne
Medal of Honor Recipient James R. O'Beirne
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 20, 1891
  • Born: September 25, 1844, Roscommon, County Ballagh, Ireland
  • Died: February 17, 1917
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (1st) (7-9-II-14), Woodside, NY, United States

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