10 October 2010

Medal of Honor: M. T. McMahon


Captain and aide-de-camp, US Volunteers

Born: 21 March 1838, Laprairie County, Quebec, Canada
Died: 21 April 1906, New York City, New York

Citation: Under fire of the enemy [at White Oak Swamp, Virginia, on 30 June 1862], successfully destroyed a valuable train that had been abandoned and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

Note: Captain McMahon, originally the commanding officer of a cavalry troop, was serving as aide-de-camp to General George McClellan. He finished the war with the rank of Brevet Major General.

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