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O'DONOGHUE, TIMOTHY

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Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. 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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Signal

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Citation

Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864. Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. 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.