June 30, 1863 – This Day During The American Civil War – Thomas Burke Medal of Honor recipient

June 30, 1863 – Thomas Burke Medal of Honor recipient (1842 to March 15, 1902) was an Irish soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Burke received the United States’ highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Hanover,Pennsylvania on June 30, 1863. He was honored with the award on February 11, 1878.

Private Burke official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Capture of battle flag.

Thomas Burke Medal of Honor recipient

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