John Corcoran (Medal of Honor)

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John Corcoran
Born (1842-06-24)June 24, 1842
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Died June 19, 1919(1919-06-19) (aged 76)
Place of burial Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
Battles/wars Third Battle of Petersburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John Corcoran (June 24, 1842 - December 2, 1915) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Corcoran served in the Union Army in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on November 2, 1887 for his actions at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

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Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.[1]

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