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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1841 County Waterford, Ireland.  d. 27/12/1898 Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1862 Malvern Hill, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Waterford, Ireland, he was living in Boston, Massachusetts, when he enlisted in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He served as a 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant in Company I, 9th Massachusetts Infantry, Union Army. On July 1, 1862, in actions at Malvern Hill, Virginia, 1st Lieutenant Tobin voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant. From 3 p.m. until dusk, he rallied and reformed the regiment under heavy Confederate fire. He twice picked up the regimental flag when the Color Bearer having been shot down and placed it in a worthy place. He mustered out of the regular service as a Captain on June 21, 1864. For extraordinary heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 11, 1896. He died at age 57 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS.

Chestnut Avenue, Thomas Cass Lot, Lot 1049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Michael Tobin

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