MADDEN, MICHAEL - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company K, 42d New York Infantry. Place and date: At Masons Island, Md., 3 September 1861.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y. Born: 28 September 1841, Ireland.

Date of issue:   22 March 1898.

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.

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)