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Patrick Ginley
Born (1822-12-11)December 11, 1822
Died April 5, 1917(1917-04-05) (aged 94)
Place of birth Ireland
Buried at Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit New York Company G, 1st New York Light Artillery
Battles/wars American Civil War
Second Battle of Ream's Station
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon Medal of Honor

Patrick Ginley (December 11, 1822 – April 5, 1917) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Ginley was born in Ireland, and entered service at Woodside, Queens, in New York. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, for bravery in action during the Second Battle of Ream's Station, while serving as a Private with Company F, 2nd U.S. Artillery. His Medal of Honor was issued on October 31, 1890.[2]

Ginley died at the age of 94, on April 5, 1917 and was buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York.

Medal of Honor citation[]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Patrick Ginley, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 August 1864, while serving with Company G, 1st New York Light Artillery, in action at Reams' Station, Virginia. The command having been driven from the works, Private Ginley, having been left alone between the opposing lines, crept back into the works, put three charges of canister in one of the guns, and fired the piece directly into a body of the enemy about to seize the works; he then rejoined his command, took the colors, and ran toward the enemy, followed by the command, which recaptured the works and guns.[3]


  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "GINLEY, PATRICK". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Valor awards for Patrick Ginley". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

External links[]

Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Patrick Ginley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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