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Pvt. Michael Dougherty

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2010
1. Pvt. Michael Dougherty Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 6.324′ N, 74° 51.114′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue. Click for map. The Monument is located in the Delaware Canal State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol PA 19007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Life Along the Canal (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Ridgway Grundy
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2010
2. Pvt. Michael Dougherty Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marker 19T (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lock No. 2 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Columbus 500 Celebration (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Basin (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Tidal Lock (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2010
3. Pvt. Michael Dougherty Marker
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2010
4. Pvt. Michael Dougherty Marker
Michael Dougherty is buried in St. Mark Churchyard Cemetery, Bristol, PA. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION-DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Jefferson, Va., 12 October 1863. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 10 May 1844, Ireland. Date of issue: 23 January 1897. Citation: At the head of a detachment of his company dashed across an open field, exposed to a deadly fire from the enemy, and succeeded in dislodging them from an unoccupied house, which he and his comrades defended for several hours against repeated attacks, thus preventing the enemy from flanking the position of the Union forces.
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2010
5. Pvt. Michael Dougherty Marker
His grave GPS Coordinates are N40.1004 W74.8465
 
 
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