Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Ireland. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
Citation: Served on board the
U.S.S. Louisville during various actions of that vessel. During the engagements
of the Louisville, Sullivan served as first captain of a 9_inch gun and
throughout his period of service was "especially commended for his attention
to duty, bravery, and coolness in action."
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)