Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving with Company G, 8th United States Cavalry at the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, on October 20, 1869. The Medal was presented to him on February 14, 1870.
He had previously served in the Civil War under the name “John L. Donoho.”
He is buried in Section 13 of Arlington National Cemetery.
DONAHUE, JOHN L.
Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, 20 October 1869. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Baltimore County, Maryland. Date of issue: 14 February 1870.
Citation: Gallantry in action.
DONOHUE, JOHN L
- PVT 8TH US CAV
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/16/1900
- BURIED AT: SECTION 13 SITE 14045
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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