Timothy Donoghue

Timothy Donoghue (March 17, 1825 to March 19, 1908) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Donoghue received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Fredericksburg in Virginia on 13 December 1862. He was honored with the award on 17 January 1894.[1][2][3]

Timothy Donoghue
Born(1825-03-17)March 17, 1825
DiedMarch 19, 1908(1908-03-19) (aged 83)
Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
UnitNew York (state) 69th New York Infantry - Company B,
Battles/warsBattle of Fredericksburg
Awards Medal of Honor


Donoghue was born in Ireland on 17 March 1825. He joined the 69th New York Infantry from New York City in September 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1863, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in December. [4] He died on 19 March 1908 and his remains are interred at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Voluntarily carried a wounded officer off the field from between the lines; while doing this he was himself wounded.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Timothy Donoghue". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  4. ^ 69th NY Infantry regimental roster