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Charles McAnally
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Born: May 12, 1836(1836-05-12)
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Died: 1905 (aged 68–69)
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Branch: Union Army
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Rank: Lieutenant
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Unit: Company D, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry
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Awards: Medal of Honor
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Charles McAnally, (May 12, 1836–1905) was a soldier in the Union Army who received the United States military's highest award for bravery, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the American Civil War.

Biography[]

McAnally was born in May 1836 in Glenviggan, County Londonderry, Ireland and 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.[1] in which he was "[c]ut in head, shot left shoulder; also through right leg, knee and head"[2]. He married first on August 24, 1871 in Burleson County, Texas to widow Frances 'Fanny' Veach, and resided for a while in Lee County, Texas. He married second on December 18, 1882 in Travis County, Texas to widow Julia Hofheintz[3] and lived for a while in Austin, 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 U.S. in 1852. He had one known child, a daughter, born in February 1880 in Texas.

McAnally died in 1905 in Austin, Texas.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Company D, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 2 August 1897.

Citation:

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.

See also[]

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References[]

  1. Michael Higgins: Captain Charles McAnally Co. D. 69th. Pa. Vols. Congressional Medal of Honour Recipient. Sgt. Peter McAnally Co. D. 69th. Pa. Vols. (The men from Glenviggen townland Cookstown Co.Tyrone.), http://www.69thpa.co.uk/page11.html, 25.8.2008.
  2. "1890 Special Census Schedules -- Texas -- Union Veterans in Travis Co." in the Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, March, 1977, p. 11.
  3. "1890 Special Census Schedules..."
  4. Charles McAnally at Find a Grave Retrieved January 13, 2010

External links[]

  • Template:Hallofvalor Retrieved on January 13, 2010
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