|George William Tyrrell|
|Place of birth||Ireland|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company H, 5th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Tyrrell was born in Ireland and entered service in Hamilton County, Ohio. 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.
It is not known when Tyrrell was born, when he died or where he was buried.
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- "George William Tyrrell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18699357. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#TYRRELL. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "TYRRELL, WILLIAM GEORGE". http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1406/tyrrell-george-william.php. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
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