John Michael Tobin, 1LT (1841 - 1898)

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Birthplace: Waterford, Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
Death: Died
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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant & Adjutant John Michael Tobin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1862, while serving with Company I, 9th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Malvern Hill, Virginia. First Lieutenant Tobin 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.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 11, 1896

Action Date: July 1, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant & Adjutant

Company: Company I

Division: 9th Massachusetts Infantry

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Waterford, Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
December 27, 1898
Age 57
Cambridge, MA