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 Martin Thomas McMahon

Martin Thomas McMahon

Birth
La Prairie, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 21 Apr 1906 (aged 68)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 1101
Memorial ID 8040 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff officer with several Union Generals during the Civil War. While serving as an aide to Major General George McClellan during the Peninsular Campaign, he successfully destroyed an abandoned Union Army supply train to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. This was done while Confederate forces were closing in on him, and he was under severe fire. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in 1891. Later, Colonel McMahon served as Chief of Staff for the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps. He was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for his service.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 8 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Thomas McMahon (21 Mar 1838–21 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8040, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .