James Flannigan

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James Flannigan
Born 1833
Canada
Died October 4, 1905
Louisville, New York
Buried at Saint Lawrence Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Minnesota Company H, 2nd Minnesota Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Private James Flannigan (1833 to October 4, 1905) was a Canadian soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Flannigan received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Nolensville, Tennessee on 15 February 1863. He was honored with the award on 11 September 1897.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Flannigan was born in Canada in 1833. He enlisted into the 2nd Minnesota Infantry. He died on 4 October 1905 and his remains are interred at the Saint Lawrence Cemetery in Louisville, New York.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "James Flannigan". Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 December 2013.