BROSNAN, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company E, 164th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 17 June 1864.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   18 January 1894.

Citation:   Rescued a wounded comrade who lay exposed to the enemy's fire, receiving a severe wound in the effort.

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)