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Michael Madden
Personal Information
Born: September 28, 1841(1841-09-28)
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Died: August 7, 1920 (aged 78)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Private
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Unit: Company K, 42d New York Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Michael Madden (September 28, 1841-August 7, 1920) was a Private in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role with the 42nd New York Infantry of the Union Army in the American Civil War.

Madden is buried in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[1] His grave can be located in Section O, Lot 165.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 42d New York Infantry.
Place and date: At Masons Island, Md., September 3, 1861.
Entered service at: New York, N.Y.
Born: September 28, 1841, Ireland.
Date of issue: March 22, 1898.


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.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: M-Z


  1. 1.0 1.1 Michael Madden (Medal of Honor) at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2007-12-30
  2. "Madden, Michael (Medal of Honor citation)". Medal of Honor Recipients: Civil War (M-Z). CMH, U.S. Army. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 


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