Patrick H. Doody

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Patrick H. Doody
Born (1840-07-07)July 7, 1840
Died March 5, 1924(1924-03-05) (aged 83)
Woodside, New York
Buried at Calvary Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Company E, 164th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Cold Harbor
Awards Medal of Honor

Patrick H. Doody (July 7, 1840 to March 5, 1924) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Doody received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia on 7 June 1864. He was honored with the award on 13 December 1893.[1][2][3]


Doody was born in Ireland on 7 July 1840. He joined the 164th New York Infantry in August 1862, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865. [4] He died on 5 March 1924 and his remains are interred at the Calvary Cemetery in New York.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

After making a successful personal reconnaissance, he gallantly led the skirmishers in a night attack, charging the enemy, and thus enabling the pioneers to put up works.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Patrick H. Doody". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Regimental Roster