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DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL

dougherty michael

At the head of a detachment of his company, he dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.

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Service

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U.S. Army Private Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Volunteers 117th Regiment)

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Falcarragh, County Donegal, Ireland

Citation

At the head of a detachment of his company, he dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.