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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Irish born Chicago Enlistees Medal of HonorCivil War
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 20:04:38 -0600


CREED, JOHN

Private, Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Fishers
Hill, Va., 22 September 1864. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 6 October 1864. Citation: Capture of flag



HIGHLAND, PATRICK

Corporal, Company D, 23d Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At
Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 12 May 1865. Citation: Conspicuous
gallantry as color bearer in the assault on Fort Greg



TOOMER, WILLIAM

Sergeant, Company G, 127th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At
Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill.
Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 9 July 1894. Citation: Gallantry in
the charge of the "volunteer storming party."



WHITE, PATRICK H.

Captain, Chicago Mercantile Battery, Illinois Light Artillery. Place
and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service at:
Chicago, Ill. Born: 1833, Ireland. Date of issue: 15 January 1895.
Citation: Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it
through an embrasure of the enemy's work


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