CORCORAN, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Pawtucket, R.I.

Birth:   Pawtucket, R.I.

Date of issue:   2 November 1887.

Citation:   Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.

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)