of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ADAMS, JOHN G. B.
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, Company I, 19th Massachusetts
Infantry. Place and Date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Birth:
Groveland, Mass. Date of Issue: 16 December 1896.
Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally
wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the
regiment was reformed on those colors.
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