John Michael Tobin
|John Michael Tobin|
County Waterford, Ireland
|Died||1898 (aged 56–57)|
|Place of burial||Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||9th Massachusetts Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
*Battle of Malvern Hill
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Tobin was born in County Waterford, Ireland in 1841. He was commissioned as an officer of the 9th Massachusetts Infantry from Boston Massachusetts in June 1861. He served as regimental adjutant from January to August 1862, and mustered out with his regiment as a Captain in June 1864. Tobin received the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 1, 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill during the Peninsula Campaign. 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 9th Massachusetts Infantry. Place and date: At Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, 1862. Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: March 11, 1896.
Voluntarily took command of the 9th Massachusetts while adjutant, bravely fighting from 3 p.m. until dusk, rallying and re_forming the regiment under fire; twice picked up the regimental flag, the color bearer having been shot down, and placed it in worthy hands.
- Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
- "John Michael Tobin". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved December 6, 2007.
- "John Michael Tobin, Medal of Honor recipient". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2007.