Born in Ireland, November 8, 1844, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Second Lieutenant, Company E, 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry, at Bristoe, Virginia, on October 14, 1863.
He died on September 6, 1910 and was originally buried in Cork, Ireland. He was subsequently moved to Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. 7
His wife, Isabel H. Urell, who died in May 1892, is buried with him.
URELL, M. EMMET
Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 82d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Bristoe Station, Virginia, 14 October 1863. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 6 June 1870.
Gallantry in action while detailed as color bearer; was severely wounded.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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