O'BRIEN, HENRY D. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company E, 1st Minnesota Infantry.
Place and date:   At Gettysburg, Pa., 3 July 1863.

Entered service at:   St. Anthony Falls, Minn.

Birth:   Maine.

Date of issue:   9 April 1890.

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)