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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Peter H. Quinn

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Trumpeter)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 13, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands
With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 14, 1906
  • Born: May 1873, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, United States
  • Died: April 19, 1934
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (6-9749-SH), Arlington, VA, United States

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