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Owen McGough

Date of birth: June 29, 1829
Date of death: January 05, 1908
Burial location: Troy, New York
Place of Birth: Ireland, Monaghan
Home of record: Cornwall 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 Corporal Owen McGough, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 21 July 1861, while serving with Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery, in action at Bull Run, Virginia. Through his personal exertions under a heavy fire, one of the guns of his battery was brought off the field; all the other guns were lost.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 28, 1897

Action Date: 21-Jul-61

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Battery D

Division: 5th U.S. Artillery