About Lt. Charles McAnally, Medal of Honor
In a hand-to-hand encounter with the enemy captured a flag, was wounded in the act, but continued on duty until he received a second wound.
McAnally was born in May 1836 in Glenviggan, Ballinascreen, County Londonderry, Ireland. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 15, 1872 for heroic action in the American Civil War with the 69th Pennsylvania Infantry of the Union Army in which he was "[c]ut in head, shot left shoulder; also through right leg, knee and head".
After the war, he married on August 24, 1871 in Burleson County, Texas to widow Frances 'Fanny' Veach, and purchased farmland in Lee County, Texas. He married second on December 18, 1882 in Travis County, Texas to widow Julia Hofheintz and lived for some time in the city of Austin, Texas. He had one known child, a daughter, born in February 1880 in Texas.
In 1900, he was enumerated in the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Elizabeth City, Virginia, which annotates that he had immigrated to the United States in 1852. He reportedly died in 1905 in Austin, Texas
Life story and that of his family: http://www.69thpa.co.uk/page11.html
Lt. Charles McAnally, Medal of Honor的年谱
Glenviggan, Ballinascreen, County Londonderry, Ireland
Washington Asylum Hospital in S.E. Wash. D.C