Unveiling of Captain John Lonergan Memorial

A memorial to Captain John Lonergan was unveiled at Sir John’s Road, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary on the 8th May 2010.  Captain Lonergan’s family left Ireland in 1848, and he went on to win fame at Gettysburg where he commanded Company A, 13th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the battle. Read the full story here.


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Categories: Battle of Gettysburg, Medal of Honor, Pennsylvania, Tipperary, Vermont

Author:Damian Shiels

I am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.

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2 Comments on “Unveiling of Captain John Lonergan Memorial”

  1. Jane
    May 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    SOOOOOO proud of you and your work here, Damian!!!

    Hope to meet you one day!

    • May 19, 2010 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Janes,
      Many thanks for that Im glad you enjoy it- hopefully I will get across at some point to see some of the battlefields myself!

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