|Patrick Thomas Leonard|
|Died||March 1, 1905 (aged 76–77)|
|Place of birth||County Clare, Ireland|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 23d U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Patrick Thomas Leonard (1828 - March 1, 1905) was a United States Army sergeant who received the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars. Until 1984, it was believed that Leonard was a double recipient of the Medal of Honor. However, another Irishman, Patrick James Leonard had also received the Medal of Honor.
Early life and educationEdit
Leonard was born in County Clare, Ireland.
Leonard enlisted at Camp Three Forks, Idaho Territory, and was stationed there during the late 1860s and early 1870s. His actions as a corporal at Grace Creek near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska on April 28, 1876 lead to him being awarded the Medal of Honor on August 26, 1876. By the time of his death, he had been promoted to sergeant, as can be seen on his gravestone.
Death and legacyEdit
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company A, 23d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebr., April 28, 1876. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: August 26, 1876.
Gallantry in charge on hostile Sioux.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Idaho's Medal of Honor recipients". Archived from the original on 2008-04-10. http://web.archive.org/web/20080410170218/http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/moh.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Patrick Thomas Leonard". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6403761. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- ↑ "Indian Wars Medals of Honor". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
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