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George William Tyrrell
Born Ireland
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Ohio Company H, 5th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

George William Tyrrell was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Tyrrell was born in Ireland and entered service in Hamilton County, Ohio. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 14, 1864, while serving as a Corporal with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, at Battle of Resaca in Georgia. Tyrrell won his medal for capturing a Confederate battle flag. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 11, 1895.

It is not known when Tyrrell was born, when he died or where he was buried.

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