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Richard J Curran

  • Rank: Assistant Surgeon (Highest Rank: Surgeon)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    33d New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Antietam, Maryland, USA
Voluntarily exposed himself to great danger by going to the fighting line, there succoring the wounded and helpless, and conducting them to the field hospital.
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard J. Curran
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard J. Curran
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 30, 1898
  • Born: January 4, 1834, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
  • Died: June 1, 1915
  • Buried: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (MH) (E-2-18), Rochester, NY, United States

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