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First Lieutenant and Adjutant

John M Tobin


Organization:    9th Massachusetts Infantry
Entered Service:   Boston, Mass.
Birth:   Ireland.
Date Medal Issued:   11 March 1896.


Date of Action:   1 July 1862.
Place of Action:   Malvern Hill, Va.


Citation:
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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US Army Medal of Honor, 1865


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