|James Joseph Quinlan|
James J. Quinlan, postwar
September 13, 1833|
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
August 29, 1906 (aged 72)|
Queens, New York
|Place of burial||Calvary Cemetery (Queens, New York)|
|Years of service||1861 - 1863|
|Unit||88th New York Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
James Joseph Quinlan (September 13, 1833 – August 29, 1906) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions at the Battle of Savage's Station.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization:
- Rank and organization: Major, 88th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Savage Station, Va., June 29, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: September 13, 1833, Ireland. Date of issue: February 18, 1891.
- Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.
- Regimental roster
- "James Quinlan". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- ""Civil War Medal of Honor citations" (S-Z): Quinlan, James". AmericanCivilWar.com. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
- ""Medal of Honor website" (M-Z): Quinlan, James". United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
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