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Michael Madden

Organization:    Company K, 42d New York Infantry
Entered Service:   New York, N.Y.
Birth:   28 September 1841, Ireland.
Date Medal Issued:   22 March 1898.

Date of Action:   3 September 1861.
Place of Action:   Masons Island, Md.

Assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to the Union lines.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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