| United States|
Medal of Honor
1864 - 1893
| March 4, 1829
New York City (1829-03-04) |
Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina
American Civil War
• Battle of Cedar Creek
January 25, 1901, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
American Civil War, Battle of Cedar Creek
United States Army, Union Army
Andrew J. McGonnigle Wikipedia
Andrew Jackson McGonnigle (March 4, 1829 – January 25, 1901) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.
McGonnigle was commissioned as a Captain of Volunteers in March 1864, and served as an assistant quartermaster in the Army of the Shenandoah under General Philip Sheridan. He was transferred to the regular army Quartermaster Corps with the same rank in May 1865. He received a promotion to Major in February 1882, and retired from the Army in March 1893.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain & Assistant Quartermaster Andrew Jackson McGonnigle, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 October 1864, while serving with U.S. Volunteers, in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia. While acting chief quartermaster of General Sheridan's forces operating in the Shenandoah Valley, Captain McGonnigle was severely wounded while voluntarily leading a brigade of infantry and was commended for the greatest gallantry by General Sheridan.