Thomas Cullen (Medal of Honor)
February 26, 1839|
|Died||August 17, 1913
|Buried at||Saint Marys Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||82nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Bristoe Station|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Thomas Cullen (February 26, 1839 to August 17, 1913) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Cullen received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Bristoe Station in Virginia on 14 October 1863. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.
Cullen was born in Ireland on 26 February 1839. He joined the 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in May 1861. He was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, and captured in the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road.  After his parole in July 1864, he was transferred to the 59th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and mustered out in June 1865.  Cullen died on 17 August 1913 and his remains are interred at the Saint Mary's Cemetery in Pennsylvania.