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CMOHS.org - Corporal ALLEN, NATHANIEL M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

ALLEN, NATHANIEL M.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 1st Massachusetts Infantry
Born: Boston, Mass.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Boston, Mass.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 03/29/1899
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863
 
 


ALLEN, NATHANIEL M. Photo
 
Citation

When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field.