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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant O'DONNELL, MENOMEN, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail



Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 11th Missouri Infantry
Born: 30 April 1830, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Illinois
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Place / Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. At Fort DeRussey, La., 14 March 1864.


Voluntarily joined the color guard in the assault on the enemy's works when he saw indications of wavering and caused the colors of his regiment to be planted on the parapet. Voluntarily placed himself in the ranks of an assaulting column (being then on staff duty) and rode with it Into the enemy's works, being the only mounted officer present, was twice wounded in battle.