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O'BRIEN, HENRY

obrien henry

Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Major) Company E, 1st Minnesota Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Colois, Maine

Citation

Taking up the colors where they had fallen, he rushed ahead of his regiment, close to the muzzles of the enemy's guns, and engaged in the desperate struggle in which the enemy was defeated, and though severely wounded, he held the colors until wounded a second time.