COSGROVE, THOMAS - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company F, 40th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Drurys Bluff, Va., 15 May 1864.

Entered service at:   East Stoughton, Mass.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   7 November 1896.

Citation:   Individually demanded and received the surrender of 7 armed Confederates concealed in a cellar, disarming and marching them in as prisoners of war.

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)