QUINLAN, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Major, 88th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Savage Station, Va., 29 June 1862.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y. Born: 13 September 1833, Ireland.

Date of issue:   18 February 1891.

Citation:   Led his regiment on the enemy's battery, silenced the guns, held the position against overwhelming numbers, and covered the retreat of the 2d Army Corps.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)