James Joseph Quinlan
[[Image:200px|center|200px|border]]James J. Quinlan, postwar
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Born: September 13, 1833(1833-09-13)
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Died: August 29, 1906 (aged 72)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Colonel
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Unit: 88th New York Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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James J. Quinlan (September 13, 1833 – August 29, 1906) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions at the Battle of Savage's Station.

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By W.L.D. O’Grady, New York. August 31, 1906 Published in the New York Times September 2, 1906.[1]

A late Irish Brigade Hero.

To the Editor of The New York Times:

James J. Quinlan was buried at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and Organization:

Rank and organization: Major, 88th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Savage Station, Va., June 29, 1862. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: September 13, 1833, Ireland. Date of issue: February 18, 1891.


Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.[3][4]

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