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Michael Corcoran
Born 1847
Died October 3, 1919 (aged 71–72)
Place of burial Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 8th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Michael Corcoran (1847—October 3, 1919) was a United States Army corporal with the 8th Cavalry Regiment who received the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars.[1] Corcoran's award was issued March 3, 1870 for gallantry in action at Agua Fria River, Arizona on August 25, 1869.[1]

Corcoran died October 3, 1919 and is interred at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.


Gallantry in action.

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients - Indian War Period". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  2. Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6. 

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