Peter H. Quinn

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Peter H. Quinn
Born May 1873
San Francisco, California
Died April 19, 1934 (aged 60–61)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Young's Scouts
U.S. 4th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Peter H. Quinn (May 1873 – April 19, 1934) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for actions on May 13, 1899 during the Philippine-American War. Private Quinn is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 13, 1899. Entered service at: San Francisco, California. Birth: San Francisco, California. Date of issue: June 6, 1906.


With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Peter H. Quinn, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2007.