James Brogan (Medal of Honor)
Edward James Brogan
County Donegal, Ireland
|Died||October 30, 1908(aged 73–74)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1864-1880|
|Unit||21st Pennsylvania Cavalry |
6th U.S. Cavalry
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal 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.
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