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CMOHS.org - Corporal O'BRIEN, HENRY D., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

O'BRIEN, HENRY D.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 1st Minnesota Infantry
Born: Maine
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: St. Anthony Falls, Minn.
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Place / Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863
 
 


O'BRIEN, HENRY D. Photo
 
Citation

Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.