Martin Conboy

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Martin Conboy
Born November 11, 1833
County Roscommon, Ireland
Died December 21, 1909
New Jersey
Buried Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1863
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit New York (state) 37th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Williamsburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Martin Conboy (1833 – December 21, 1909) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Conboy received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia on 5 May 1862. He was honored with the award on 11 October 1892.[1][2][3]


Conboy was born in County Roscommon, Ireland in 1833. He joined the US Army from New York City in August 1861. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in December 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in June 1863.

Conboy died on 21 December 1909, and his remains were initially interred at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Jersey. They were moved to the Arlington National Cemetery in July 2001 at the request of his descendants. [4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Took command of the company in action, the captain having been wounded, the other commissioned officers being absent, and handled it with skill and bravery.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Martin Conboy". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Arlington Cemetery