|Thomas Joseph Callan|
Thomas J. Callan as depicted in Deeds of Valor, Volume II
|Born||July 12, 1853|
|Died||March 5, 1908(aged 54)|
|Place of birth||County Louth, Ireland|
|Place of death||Yonkers, New York|
|Place of burial||Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, New Jersey|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1876 - 1881|
|Unit||7th United States Cavalry|
*Battle of Little Big Horn
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
He had served just three months as a Private in Company B, 7th United States Cavalry, at the time of his actions. He received the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Little Big Horn, Montana Territory, on June 25, and June 26, 1876. His medal was issued on October 24, 1896.
He died on May 5, 1908 and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange in New Jersey.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date. At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-June 26, 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: October 24, 1896.
Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assistlng to drive away the Indians.
- ↑ Callan is sometimes spelled Callen. See "Indian Campaigns (July 12, 1853 – March 5, 1908), Recipients of the Medal of Honor". HomeofHeroes.com. http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/war/2_ind.html. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
- ↑ 7th Cavalry muster rolls
- "Thomas J. Callan". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19709. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
- "MOH Citation for Thomas Callen". HomeofHeroes.com. http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1865_ind/callen.html. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
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