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James Dougherty

Date of birth: November 16, 1839
Date of death: November 25, 1897
Burial location: Brooklyn, New York
Place of Birth: Ireland, Langhash
Home of record: Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Marine Amphibious Landing in Korea

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James Dougherty, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Benicia during the attack on the Korean forts, 10 and 11 June 1871. Private Dougherty sought out and killed the commanding officer of the Corean Forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 169 (February 8, 1872)

Action Date: June 11, 1871

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Division: U.S.S. Benecia