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TOBIN, JOHN

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Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3:00 P.M. until dusk, rallying and reforming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant & Adjutant (highest rank: Captain) Company I, 9th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Waterford, Ireland

Citation

Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3:00 P.M. until dusk, rallying and reforming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.