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George William Tyrrell
Place of birth Ireland
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Ohio Company H, 5th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

George William Tyrrell was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Tyrrell was born in Ireland and entered service in Hamilton County, Ohio.[2] He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 14, 1864, while serving as a Corporal with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, at Battle of Resaca in Georgia. Tyrrell won his medal for capturing a Confederate battle flag. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 11, 1895.[2]

It is not known when Tyrrell was born, when he died or where he was buried.

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