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O'DONNELL, MENOMEN

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Drumbarty, Ireland

Citation

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.