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Augustin D. Flanagan

Date of birth: August 10, 1844
Date of death: January 22, 1924
Burial location: Tecumeseh, Nebraska
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Loretto
Home of record: Chester Springs Pennsylvania


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 Augustin D. Flanagan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1864, while serving with Company A, 55th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Chapin's Farm, Virginia. For gallantry in the charge on the enemy's works; rushing forward with the colors and calling upon the men to follow him; Sergeant Flanagan was severely wounded.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 6, 1865

Action Date: September 29, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 55th Pennsylvania Infantry