TOBIN, JOHN M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Malvern Hill, Va., 1 July 1862. Entered service at: Boston, Mass.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   11 March 1896.

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

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)