|Joseph H. Shea|
|Born||January 22, 1847|
|Died||December 12, 1937(aged 90)|
|Place of birth||Maryland, Baltimore|
|Place of death||Columbia County, Arkansas|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company K, 92d New York Infantry|
American Civil War|
• Battle of Chaffin's Farm
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Private Joseph Henry Shea (January 22, 1847 – December 12, 1937) was a soldier from New York who fought in the American Civil War. Shea received the United States' highest medal for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the battle of Battle of Chaffin's Farm. He was presented the medal in March 1866.
Biography[edit | edit source]
While fighting in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm on 29 September 1864, Private Shea risked his own life rescuing wounded from the field under heavy fire. For his actions during this battle, he received the United States military's highest, and at that time only, medal for bravery in combat, the Medal of Honor. The medal was presented to him in March 1866.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: Q–S
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Chaffin's Farm
References[edit | edit source]
- "Medal of Honor recipients". American Civil War (S-Z): Shea, Joseph H. entry. United States Army Center of Military History. 25 February 2016. http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#SHEA. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
- "Joseph H. Shea". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2111. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
- "Joseph H. Shea". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13083433. Retrieved 28 May 2017.