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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


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.


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