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John Keough
Born 1835
Died Unknown
Place of birth County Tipperary, Ireland
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Pennsylvania Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Sayler's Creek
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

John Keough (born 1835; date of death unknown) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Keough was born in County Tipperary, Ireland in 1835 and it is believed he entered service in Annapolis, Maryland[2] or Albany, New York.[3] He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 6, 1865, while serving as a Corporal with Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, at the Battle of Sayler's Creek, in Virginia. Keough won his medal for capturing the battle flag of the Confederate States Army's 50th Georgia Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on May 10, 1865.[3]

It is not known when Keough died; or where he was buried.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal John Keough, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company E, 67th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of battle flag of 50th Georgia Infantry (Confederate States of America). [2]

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