O'BEIRNE, JAMES R. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company C, 37th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May and 1 June 1862.

Entered service at:   New York.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   20 January 1891.

Citation:   Gallantly maintained the line of battle until ordered to fall back.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)