Peter H. Quinn
|Peter H. Quinn|
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|
U.S. 4th Cavalry Regiment
|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
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.
- "Peter H. Quinn". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
- "Peter H. Quinn, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2007.
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