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 Timothy O'Donoghue

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Timothy O'Donoghue Famous memorial

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death
20 Jul 1877 (aged 32–33)
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot
Division 1, Section L, G.A.R. Plot, Tier 2, Grave 27
Memorial ID
12786751 View Source

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Rochester, New York. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Seaman. His citation reads "Served as a boatswain's mate on board the USS Signal, Red River, Louisiana, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the USS Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Serving as gun captain, wounded early in the battle, O'Donoghue bravely stood by his gun in the face of enemy fire until ordered to withdraw." He was a Prisoner of War. He also served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was in Company H, 13th New York Volunteers.

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Rochester, New York. He entered the Union Navy at New York and served as a Seaman. His citation reads "Served as a boatswain's mate on board the USS Signal, Red River, Louisiana, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the USS Signal engaged a large force of enemy field batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at which time the white flag was raised. Serving as gun captain, wounded early in the battle, O'Donoghue bravely stood by his gun in the face of enemy fire until ordered to withdraw." He was a Prisoner of War. He also served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was in Company H, 13th New York Volunteers.

Bio by: Don Morfe


Inscription

MEDAL OF HONOR
CIVIL WAR
PVT US ARMY CO H 13TH NY VOL INF
COX US NAVY USS SIGNAL

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 25 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 12786751
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12786751/timothy-o'donoghue: accessed ), memorial page for Timothy O'Donoghue (1844–20 Jul 1877), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12786751, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.