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James Joseph Quinlan
[[Image:File:James Quinlan.jpg|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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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.


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[]

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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