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John Brosnan

Date of birth: July 1, 1846
Date of death: August 07, 1921
Burial location: Brooklyn, New York
Place of Birth: Ireland, Ireland
Home of record: New York New York


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant John Brosnan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 June 1864, while serving with Company E, 164th New York Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Sergeant Brosnan rescued a wounded comrade who lay exposed to the enemy's fire, receiving a severe wound in the effort.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 18, 1894

Action Date: June 17, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company E

Division: 164th New York Infantry