of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ALLEN, NATHANIEL M.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry. Place
and Date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered Service At: Boston, Mass. Birth:
Boston, Mass. Date of Issue: 29 March 1899.
When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned
in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its
bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the
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