21 March 2010

Medal of Honor: T. Donoghue


Private, B Company, 69th New York Infantry

Born: 17 March 1825, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 19 March 1908, Brooklyn, New York

Citation: Voluntarily carried a wounded officer off the field from between the lines [at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 Dec 1862]; while doing this he was himself wounded.

Note: Donoghue's brother, Pte Patrick Donohoe, 9th Lancers, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Bolundshahur, India, on 28 Sep 1857.

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