Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he was serving as a Private in the 69th New York Militia when the Civil War started. He enlisted in the Union Army, and was mustered in as Private in Battery G, 1st New York Volunteer Light Artillery on September 28, 1861. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the August 24, 1864 Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia, during the Siege of Petersburg. His citation reads "The command having been driven from the works, he, having been left alone between the opposing lines, crept back into the works, put 3 charges of canister in one of the guns, and fired the piece directly into a body of the enemy about to seize the works; he then rejoined his command, took the colors, and ran toward the enemy, followed by the command, which recaptured the works and guns." His Medal was awarded to him on October 31, 1890.
a Received a disability discharge from Company Batty G, 1st Light Artillery Regiment New York. (bio by: Russ Dodge)