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Michael Madden
Born (1841-09-28)September 28, 1841
Died August 7, 1920(1920-08-07) (aged 78)
Place of birth Ireland
Place of burial Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Private
Unit 42nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

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 enlisted in the Army from New York City in June 1861, and was mustered out in July 1864.[1]

Madden is buried in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[2] His grave can be located in Section O, Lot 165.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. Regimental roster
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Michael Madden (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. "Madden, Michael (Medal of Honor citation)". Medal of Honor recipients: Civil War (M-Z). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 


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