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Felix Brannigan
Born 1844
Died June 10, 1907
Place of burial
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Rank Union army 1st lt rank insignia.jpg First Lieutenant
Unit New York 74th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chancellorsville
Awards Medal of Honor

Felix Brannigan (1844 - June 10, 1907) was an Irish soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Brannigan enlisted in the Army from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in April 1861. He was assigned to the 74th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was promoted to First Sergeant in June 1862, but was reduced in rank to Private in October. He transferred to the 40th New York Infantry in August 1864, and was later commissioned as an officer in the 103rd US Colored Infantry. He received the Medal of Honor on June 29, 1866 for his actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

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