Michael Corcoran (Medal of Honor)

Michael Corcoran (Medal of Honor)
Michael Corcoran
Born 1847
Died October 3, 1919 (aged 71–72)
Place of burial Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 8th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

Michael Corcoran (1847—October 3, 1919) was a United States Army corporal with the 8th Cavalry Regiment who received the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars.[1] Corcoran's award was issued March 3, 1870 for gallantry in action at Agua Fria River, Arizona on August 25, 1869.[1]

Corcoran died October 3, 1919 and is interred at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Agua Fria River, Ariz., 25 August 1869. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 3 March 1870.


Gallantry in action.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Medal of Honor recipients - Indian War Period". United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  2. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6. 

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