Damian Shiels at Irish in the American Civil War is on a Petersburg Campaign roll lately. His latest blog entry focuses on Medal of Honor winner Irishman Patrick “Paddy the Horse” Ginley, who served in the Crimean War and the 1857 Indian Mutiny before emigrating to America and participating in the Civil War. Ginley fought in the 69th New York Militia at First Bull Run before joining the 14th New York Independent Battery for a three year stint. By the time of the Second Battle of Reams’ Station in August 1864, Ginley was serving as an orderly with the First New York Light Artillery. To find out exactly how Ginley won his Medal of Honor, read on at Irish in the American Civil War…
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