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

Michael Dougherty

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    13th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Volunteers 117th Regiment)
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 12, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Jefferson, Virginia, USA
At the head of a detachment of his company, he dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.
Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Dougherty
Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Dougherty
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 23, 1897
  • Born: May 10, 1844, Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Died: February 19, 1930, Bristol, PA, United States
  • Buried: St. Mark's Cemetery (MH), Bristol, PA, United States

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