John Lonergan (1839 - 1902) MP

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Birthplace: Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
Death: Died in Montreal, Canada
Occupation: Cooper, etc.
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About John Lonergan

Citation

Gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/812/lonergan-john.php

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22670

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company A, 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery on the 2nd Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863). His citation reads "Gallantry in the recapture of 4 guns and the capture of 2 additional guns from the enemy; also the capture of a number of prisoners". This action happened at the tail end of Confederate General James Longstreet's attack on the left flank of the Union Army. Captain Lonergan's regiment had charged from its position on Cemetery Ridge to Emmitsburg Road in the retaking of the 4 guns of Wier's Battery C, 5th United States Artillery. His Medal was issued on October 28, 1893.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lonergan

Description of the day: [http://vermontcivilwar.org/museum/moh/bios.php?input=3777]

A Book About him: http://vermontsirishrebel.com/sample

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Capt. John Lonergan, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1839
April 7, 1839
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland
1869
1869
Age 29
Vermont, United States
1872
1872
Age 32
Vermont, United States
1874
1874
Age 34
New Hampshire, United States
1876
1876
Age 36
Virginia, United States
1879
1879
Age 39
Vermont, United States
1902
August 6, 1902
Age 63
Montreal, Canada
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Saint Joseph Cemetery Burlington Chittenden County Vermont