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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

Thomas M Doherty

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: Drum Major)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    21st U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas M. Doherty
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas M. Doherty
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 22, 1899
  • Born: May 11, 1869, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland
  • Died: September 21, 1906, Fort Thomas, KY, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (MH) (U.S. Government Sec.25), Southgate, KY, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

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