An Irish Immigrant Soldier Awarded the Medal of Honor Serves as an Officer in the USCT

Pat Young

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Jan 7, 2013
Long Island, NY
The story of Felix Brannigan who once threated to leave the army if Blacks were enlisted, but who later changed his mind.

Could a bigoted Irish immigrant soldier who objected to Black men serving in the United States army change his mind? The evidence is strong that Felix Brannigan, honored with the Medal of Honor, did change. His story of anger, heroism, and leadership show one man's evolution after Emancipation.