James Sheridan Medal of Honor Passed Away 1893

#OnThisDay 1893 James Sheridan MOH, from Drogheda, died in New York. Sheridan was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Battle of Mobile Bay 1864.

His citation reads as follows:

Acting as captain of the after 11-inch gun, and wounded in several places, Sheridan remained at his gun until the firing had ceased and then took the place of the signal quartermaster who had been injured by a fall. Recommended for his gallantry and intelligence, Sheridan served courageously throughout this battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram “CSS Tennessee” and the damaging of Fort Morgan‘.

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