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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Second Lieutenant

John G.B. Adams

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Organization: Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Entered Service: unknown

Birth: Groveland, Mass.

Date Medal Issued: 16 December 1896.

Date of Action: 13 December 1862.

Place of Action: Fredericksburg, Va.


Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.


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