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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

LONERGAN, John (1839-1902)

Born 7 Apr 1839, Ireland. Died 6 Aug 1902, Montreal, PQ, Canada; buried St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Burlington (Section F, Lot 85). Captain, Co. A, 13th Vermont Infantry, credited to Burlington. At Gettysburg, on 3 Jul 1863, he was recognized for "gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners." Medal of Honor issued 28 Oct 1893. (NARA File: 326-VS-1882)

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