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James Brogan (Medal of Honor)

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Edward James Brogan
Born 1834
County Donegal, Ireland
Died October 30, 1908(1908-10-30) (aged 73–74)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1864-1880
Rank Sergeant
Unit 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
6th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward James Brogan (1834 – October 30, 1908) was a United States Army soldier who served in the American Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor for his service.[1]

Brogan was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and later moved to Summit Hill, Pennsylvania. He joined the army in January 1864, and served with the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry during the American Civil War. By the time of his Medal of Honor action, he was serving as a sergeant in the 6th Cavalry Regiment.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company G, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
Place and date: At Simon Valley, Ariz., December 14, 1877.
Entered service at: ------ Birth: Ireland.
Date of issue: January 9, 1880.
Engaged singlehanded 2 renegade Indians until his horse was shot under him and then pursued them so long as he was able.


  1. ^ "James Brogan". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.