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James Fegan

  • Birth 1827 Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Death 25 Jun 1886 Fort Shaw, Cascade County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Plot Section A, Grave 749
  • Memorial ID 8655855

Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in Company H, 3d U.S. Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 1868 at Plum Creek, Kansas. His citation reads "While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kansas, was attacked by a party of desperadoes, who attempted to rescue a deserter in his charge and to fire the train. Sgt. Fegan, singlehandedly, repelled the attacking party, wounding two of them, and brought his train through in safety." His original burial site was in Fort Show Military Cemetery, Fort Shaw, Montana.

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 19 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8655855
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Fegan (1827–25 Jun 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8655855, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .