James E. Mahoney

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James Edward Mahoney
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James E. Mahoney
Born 15 December 1858
Peabody, Massachusetts
Died 9 June 1926
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1881–1919
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Pancho Villa Expedition
Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal

James Edward Mahoney (December 15, 1858 – June 9, 1926) was an American officer born in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who was one of 23 Marine Corps officers approved to receive the Marine Corps Brevet Medal for bravery. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1881. He subsequently served in Panama, Veracruz, Mexico, and in Cuba. After promotion to temporary rank of Brigadier General, he retired as a Colonel of Marines in 1919.

Presidential citation


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Marine Corps Brevet Medal to James Edward Mahoney, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy at Guantanamo, Cuba, 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, appointed Captain by brevet.[1]

Secretary of the Navy citation


The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to First Lieutenant James Edward Mahoney, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy while serving with Company E, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, First Lieutenant Mahoney is appointed Captain, by brevet, to take rank from 11 June 1898.[2]


  1. ^ Sterner, C. Douglas. "U.S. Marine Corps Recipients of the Brevet Medal" (MS Word). Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "Hall of Valor". James Mahoney. Military Times. Retrieved 2009-08-04.

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.

Further reading

  • John E. Lelle SgtMaj. USMC (Ret) (1988). The Brevet Medal. Quest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-915779-02-1.
  • "Marine Corps Officers: 1798 to 1900". Naval Historical Center. 2006-04-06. Archived from the original on 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  • Edward S. Haynes (May 1972). "The United States Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Its Recipients". The Collector. 23 (5).

External links

  • Col James E Mahoney at Find a Grave
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