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Timothy Spillane
Born 1842
Died December 3, 1901
Place of birth County Kerry, Ireland
Place of death Knoxville, Tennessee
Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Timothy Spillane (1842 – December 3, 1901) was an Irish-born soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.


Spillane received the Medal of Honor on September 16, 1880 for his actions at the Battle of Hatcher's Run from February 5–7, 1865 while with Company C of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry.[1]

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 Timothy Spillane, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on February 5–7, 1865, while serving with Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, in action at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, for gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded."[2]

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