of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy, Born: 1841, Rochester N.Y. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Signal, Red River, 5 May 1864.
Proceeding up the Red River, the U.S.S. Signal engaged a large force of enemy field
batteries and sharpshooters, returning the fire until the ship was totally disabled, at
which time the white flag was raised. Serving as gun captain, and wounded early in the
battle, O'Donoghue bravely stood by his gun in the face of enemy fire until ordered to
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