Edward James Brogan (1834 – October 30, 1908) was a United States Army soldier who served in the American Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor for his service.[1]

Edward James Brogan
County Donegal, Ireland
DiedOctober 30, 1908(1908-10-30) (aged 73–74)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1864-1880
Unit21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
6th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Indian Wars
AwardsMedal of Honor

Brogan was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and later moved to Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. He joined the army in January 1864, and served with the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry during the American Civil War. By the time of his Medal of Honor action, he was serving as a sergeant in the 6th Cavalry Regiment.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Place and date: At Simon Valley, Ariz., December 14, 1877.
Entered service at: ------ Birth: Ireland.
Date of issue: January 9, 1880.
Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.


  1. ^ "James Brogan". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.