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Years of service  1861 - 1863
Rank  Lieutenant Colonel

Unit  88th New York Infantry
Name  James Quinlan
James Quinlan
Born  September 13, 1833 County Tipperary, Ireland (1833-09-13)
Died  August 29, 1906(1906-08-29) (aged 72) Queens, New York
Allegiance  United States of America Union
Service/branch  United States Army Union Army

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James Joseph 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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Quinlan was appointed as Major of the 88th New York Infantry in December 1861. He became the regiment's Lieutenant Colonel in October 1862, and was discharged in February 1863.

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Quinlan was buried at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York.

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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.

Citation:

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.

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