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 Patrick Ginley

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Patrick Ginley

  • Birth 11 Dec 1822 Ireland
  • Death 5 Apr 1917 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 6631853

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Margaret Gernon
  • Added: 24 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6631853
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Ginley (11 Dec 1822–5 Apr 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6631853, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .