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FEGAN, JAMES

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While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kan., 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.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company H, 3d U.S. Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Indian Campaigns 1868 Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland

Citation

While in charge of a powder train en route from Fort Harker to Fort Dodge, Kan., 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.