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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

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.


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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