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Menomen O'Donnell

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    11th Missouri Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 14, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg & Fort DeRussey, Mississippi & Louisiana, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient Menomen O'Donnell
Medal of Honor Recipient Menomen O'Donnell
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 11, 1897
  • Born: April 20, 1830, Drumbarty, Ireland
  • Died: September 3, 1911, Vincennes, IN, United States
  • Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery (MH) (H), Vincennes, IN, United States

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