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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


James Quinlan

Organization: 88th New York Infantry

Entered Service: New York, N.Y.

Birth: 13 September 1833, Ireland.

Date Medal Issued: 18 February 1891.

Date of Action: 29 June 1862.

Place of Action: Savage Station, Va.


Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.


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