of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1832 Boston, Mass.
Accredited To: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863.
As captain of No. 2 gun on board the U.S.S. Galena in the attack upon Drewy's Bluff, 15
May 1862. With his ship severely damaged by the enemy's shellfire and several men killed
and wounded Regan, continued to man his gun throughout the engagement despite the
concentration of fire directed against men at their guns by enemy sharpshooters in rifle
pits along the banks.
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