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

John Brosnan

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    164th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 17, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Rescued a wounded comrade who lay exposed to the enemy's fire, receiving a severe wound in the effort.
Medal of Honor Recipient John Brosnan
Medal of Honor Recipient John Brosnan
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 18, 1894
  • Born: July 1, 1846, Ireland
  • Died: August 7, 1921, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery (Teresa-9-18-2NG), Brooklyn, NY, United States

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