|Andrew J. McGonnigle|
|Born||March 4, 1829|
|Died||January 25, 1901(aged 71)|
|Place of birth||New York City|
|Place of death||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Place of burial||Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina|
U.S. Army |
|Unit||Union Army of the Shenandoah|
American Civil War|
• Battle of Cedar Creek
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Andrew Jackson McGonnigle (March 4, 1829 – January 25, 1901) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain & Assistant Quartermaster Andrew Jackson McGonnigle, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with U.S. Volunteers, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia. While acting chief quartermaster of General Sheridan's forces operating in the Shenandoah Valley, Captain McGonnigle was severely wounded while voluntarily leading a brigade of infantry and was commended for the greatest gallantry by General Sheridan.
Captain McGonnigle ended his military career as a Brigadier General.
- Military "Andrew J. McGonnigle". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=165 Military. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
- "Andrew J. McGonnigle". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7817561. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
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