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John Michael Tobin
Birth: 1841
Waterford
County Waterford, Ireland
Death: Dec. 27, 1898
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Waterford, Ireland, he was living in Boston, Massachusetts, when he enlisted in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He served as a 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant in Company I, 9th Massachusetts Infantry, Union Army. On July 1, 1862, in actions at Malvern Hill, Virginia, 1st Lieutenant Tobin voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant. From 3 p.m. until dusk, he rallied and reformed the regiment under heavy Confederate fire. He twice picked up the regimental flag when the Color Bearer having been shot down and placed it in a worthy place. He mustered out of the regular service as a Captain on June 21, 1864. For extraordinary heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 11, 1896. He died at age 57 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Adeline Louisa Richardson Tobin (____ - 1894)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Chestnut Path, Lot 1049
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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- Roses♥~
 Added: Jul. 31, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
Thanks to him, and may he forever rest in peace...
- KP
 Added: Mar. 10, 2013
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