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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Henry D O'Brien

Organization: Company E, 1st Minnesota Infantry

Entered Service: St. Anthony Falls, Minn.

Birth: Maine.

Date Medal Issued: 9 April 1890.

Date of Action: 3 July 1863.

Place of Action: Gettysburg, Pa.


Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.


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