of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
TOBIN, JOHN M.
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.
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.
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