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Cornelius J. Leahy
Born June 1872
Died December 1, 1900 (aged 27–28)
Place of birth Ireland
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company A, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Battles/wars Philippine–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Cornelius J. Leahy was a Private in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War.

He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: Near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, September 3, 1899. Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: May 3, 1902.


Distinguished gallantry in action in driving off a superior force and with the assistance of 1 comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of 2 comrades, 1 killed and the other severely wounded, this while on a scout.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Cornelius J. Leahy". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  2. "Cornelius J. Leahy, Medal of Honor citation". Medal of Honor recipients — Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 


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