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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Marcus M. Haskell

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Organization: Company C, 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Entered Service: Chelsea, Mass.

Birth: Chelsea, Mass.

Date Medal Issued: 18 November 1896.

Date of Action: 17 September 1862.

Place of Action: Antietam, Md.


Although wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, at the risk of his own life he rescued a badly wounded comrade and succeeded in conveying him to a place of safety.1

More about this award

He's listed as a Sergeant on the Citation, but didn't achieve that rank until December 1864.

He was originally recommended for the Medal of Honor on 21 February 1865 for his total war service. It was next considered in 1887, but was not actually awarded - for his bravery at Antietam - until 18 November 1896, 34 years after the battle.2


1   US Senate, Veteran's Affairs Committee, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1979  [AotW citation 26191]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26190]


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