Thomas Sullivan (Medal of Honor, 1869)

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Thomas Sullivan
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U.S. Army Medal of Honor (1862–1895)
Born1846 or 1847
Covington, Kentucky, US
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Service years1868 – 1871
RankPrivate
Unit1st Cavalry Regiment
AwardsMedal of Honor

Thomas Sullivan was a United States Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Chiricahua Mountains.

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Biography

Sullivan was born in 1846 or 1847 in Covington, Kentucky. [1] [2] He enlisted in the 1st Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army on June 20, 1868, in Cincinnati, Ohio; his U.S. Army enlistment record reflects an age of 21 (birth year 1846or1847) [1]

On October 20, 1869, while serving with Company G, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Sullivan distinguished himself through gallantry in action against Indians concealed in a ravine on in action at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory.

Sullivan was discharged for disability on May 27, 1871, at Camp Bidwell, California. [1]

Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Thomas Sullivan, United States Army, for gallantry in action against Indians concealed in a ravine on 20 October 1869, while serving with Company G, 1st U.S. Cavalry, in action at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona Territory. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDR-M6FX  : 24 May 2014), Thomas Sullivan, 20 Jun 1868; citing p. 267, volume 068, Cincinnati, , Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M233 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 35; FHL microfilm 350,341.
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Sullivan at Hall of Valor" . Retrieved June 26, 2017.