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MADDEN, MICHAEL

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company K, 42d New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1861 County Limerick, Ireland

Citation

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.