Pvt. Michael Dougherty

Pvt. Michael Dougherty (HM16J3)

Location: Bristol, PA 19007 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 6.324', W 74° 51.114'

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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

Irish Immigrant-Civil War Veteran
Bristol Resident
Born in Donegal, Ireland May 10, 1844, Michael Dougherty came to Bristol in 1858. In August of 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army as a Private in Company B, 13th Cavalry, Pennsylvania 117th Volunteer Regiment. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "Most Distinguished Gallantry in Action" at Jefferson, Virginia on October 12, 1863. Private Dougherty was confined in various Confederate prisons, including the infamous Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Upon his discharge in June of 1865, Private Dougherty returned to his home in Bristol Borough where he remained an honored and beloved citizen until his death in 1930. He is buried in the St. Mark Churchyard in Bristol.
HM NumberHM16J3
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series.
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 512622 N 4439466
Decimal Degrees40.10540000, -74.85190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 6.324', W 74° 51.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 6' 19.44" N, 74° 51' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-671 Jefferson Ave, Bristol PA 19007, US
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