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Terrence Begley

Date of death: August 25, 1864
Place of Birth: Ireland, Ireland
Home of record: Albany New York
Status: KIA

Sergeant Begley was Killed in Action in a separate battle two months after his MOH action


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 pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Sergeant Terrence Begley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 June 1864, while serving with Company D, 7th New York Heavy Artillery, in action at Cold Harbor, Virginia. Sergeant Begley shot a Confederate Color Bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 1, 1864

Action Date: June 3, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Division: 7th New York Heavy Artillery