Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions on board the USS Galena.
May 15, 1862
Regan was born in Boston in 1832.
Citation: As captain of No. 2 gun on board the USS 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.