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

Terrence Begley

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    7th New York Heavy Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 3, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cold Harbor, Virginia, USA

Shot a Confederate color bearer, 26th Virginia Infantry, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Albany, Albany County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: , Ireland
  • Died: August 25, 1864, Weldon RR, Reams Station, VA, United States

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