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REGAN, JEREMIAH

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As captain of No. 2 gun on board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack upon Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1862. With his ship severely damaged by the enemy's shellfire and several men killed and wounded, Regan continued to man his gun throughout the engagement despite the concentration of fire directed against men at their guns by enemy sharpshooters in rifle pits along the banks.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Quartermaster U.S.S. Galena

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

As captain of No. 2 gun on board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack upon Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1862. With his ship severely damaged by the enemy's shellfire and several men killed and wounded, Regan continued to man his gun throughout the engagement despite the concentration of fire directed against men at their guns by enemy sharpshooters in rifle pits along the banks.