About Sgt. Terrence Begley, Medal of Honor
Shot a Confederate color bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety.
- BEGLEY, TERRENCE
Sergeant, U.S. Army Company D, 7th New York Heavy Artillery Date of Action: June 03, 1864 Citation: The Medal of Honor is presented to Terrence Begley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism on June 03, 1864, while serving with Company D, 7th New York Heavy Artillery, in action at Cold Harbor, Virginia. Sergeant Begley shot a Confederate Color Bearer, rushed forward and seized his colors, and although exposed to heavy fire, regained the lines in safety. • Date of Issue: December 1, 1864 Born: at Ireland Home Town: Albany, New York Sergeant Begley was Killed in Action in a separate battle two months after his MOH action