Thomas J. Callan

Infobox Military Person
name= Thomas Joseph Callan
born= birth date|1853|7|12
died= Death date and age|1908|5|5|1853|7|12
placeofbirth= Ireland
placeofdeath=
placeofburial= Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, New Jersey


caption=Thomas J. Callan as depicted in "Deeds of Valor", Volume II
nickname=
allegiance=United States of America
branch=United States Army
serviceyears=
rank= Private
commands=
unit= 7th United States Cavalry
battles= Indian Wars *Battle of Little Big Horn
awards= Medal of Honor
laterwork=

Thomas Joseph Callan [Callan is sometimes spelled "Callen". See cite web |accessdate=2007-03-22|url=http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/war/2_ind.html
title=Indian Campaigns (July 12, 1853–May 5, 1908), Recipients of the Medal of Honor |publisher=HomeofHeroes.com
] (July 12, 1853 – May 5, 1908) was a United States Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. He served during the Indian Wars as a Private in Company B, 7th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Little Big Horn, Montana Territory, on June 25 and June 26, 1876. His medal was issued on October 24, 1896.

He was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange in New Jersey.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date. At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25-26 June 1876. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 24 October 1896.

Citation:

:Volunteered and succeeded in obtaining water for the wounded of the command; also displayed conspicuously good conduct in assistlng to drive away the Indians.

ee also

*List of Medal of Honor recipients
*List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars

Notes

References

*findagrave|19709 Retrieved on 2007-03-22

*cite web
accessdate=2007-03-22
url=http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1865_ind/callen.html
title=MOH Citation for Thomas Callen
publisher=HomeofHeroes.com


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