James Dougherty (Medal of Honor) facts for kids
Medal of Honor recipient
November 16, 1839|
|Died||November 25, 1897
Brooklyn, New York
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Unit||USS Carondelet (1861)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
James Dougherty (November 16, 1839 – November 25, 1897) was a U.S. Marine in the 1871 Korean Campaign. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition. He was serving as a private aboard USS Carondelet (1861). His Medal of Honor was issued on February 8, 1872. Private Dougherty was one of fifteen United States sailors and Marines who received the Medal of Honor for this little known American military action.
He is buried in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Section 6, Grave 12374.
Medal of Honor citation
On board the USS Carondelet (1861) in various actions of that vessel. Wounded several times, Dougherty invariably returned to duty, presenting an example of constancy and devotion to the flag.
Note/Another James Dougherty
There may have been either two James Doughertys awarded the medal during the Korean Expedition. One served on board the Carondelet, while the other may have served on the USS Benicia. Alternatively, the medals may have been awarded to the same Marine.
The U.S.S. Carondelet does not appear to have served in Korea, raising the possibility that two James Doughertys received the Medal of Honor (on-line resources do not support this point) or that the citation for Private Dougherty's medal refers incorrectly to the U.S.S. Carondelet instead of to another ship (possibly the U.S.S. Benicia) involved in the Korean campaign.
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