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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant/Adjutant TOBIN, JOHN M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

TOBIN, JOHN M.

Rank: First Lieutenant/Adjutant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 9th Massachusetts Infantry
Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Boston, Mass.
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Date of Issue:  
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862
 
 


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Citation

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.