[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
First Lieutenant and Adjutant
John M Tobin
Organization: 9th Massachusetts Infantry
Entered Service: Boston, Mass.
Date Medal Issued: 11 March 1896.
Date of Action: 1 July 1862.
Place of Action: Malvern Hill, Va.
Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3 p.m. until dusk, rallying and re-forming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.
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