O'DONNELL, MENOMEN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. At Fort DeRussey, La., 14 March 1864.

Entered service at:   Illinois. Born: 30 April 1830, Ireland. Date of issue. 11 September 1897. 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.

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)