Pvt. Michael Madden, Medal of Honor

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Michael Madden

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
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Husband of Anne Madden

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About Pvt. Michael Madden, Medal of Honor


he President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Michael Madden, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 September 1861, while serving with Company K, 42d New York Infantry, in action at Mason's Island, Maryland. Private Madden assisted a wounded comrade to the riverbank and, under heavy fire of the enemy, swam with him across a branch of the Potomac to the Union lines.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 22, 1898

Action Date: September 3, 1861

Service: Army


Rank: Private

Company: Company K

Division: 42d New York Infantry


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Pvt. Michael Madden, Medal of Honor's Timeline

September 28, 1841
August 7, 1920
Age 78
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA