Топ-100 ⓘ Thomas Horan, Medal of Honor. Thomas Horan was an Irish-Amer
Back

ⓘ Thomas Horan, Medal of Honor. Thomas Horan was an Irish-American soldier who fought with the Union Army in the American Civil War. Horan received his countrys h ..



Free and no ads
no need to download or install

Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

online intellectual game →
                                     

ⓘ Thomas Horan (Medal of Honor)

Thomas Horan was an Irish-American soldier who fought with the Union Army in the American Civil War. Horan received his countrys highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for actions taken on July 2, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg.

                                     

1. Early years

Horan was born in 1839, the first of seven children to Michael and Mary Horan of Ireland. When Horan was around 8-10 years old, the family moved to America, likely to escape the Great Famine. They settled in Dunkirk, New York where Thomas worked as a laborer alongside his father.

                                     

2. Civil War service

Horan enlisted in the Union army on May 14, 1861 as a private. By November he was promoted to corporal, and again to sergeant in September 1862. In 1863, he was at the Battle of Gettysburg where he captured the flag of the 8th Florida Infantry. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 5, 1898.

Horan also fought in the Battle of the Wilderness where he was wounded on May 7, 1864.

                                     

3. Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Thomas Horan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with Company E, 72d New York Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. In a charge of his regiment Sergeant Horan captured the regimental flag of the 8th Florida Infantry Confederate States of America.

Encyclopedic dictionary

Translation

Users also searched:

thomas horan (medal of honor),

...
Free and no ads
no need to download or install

Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

online intellectual game →