LIBAIRE, ADOLPHE - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company E, 9th New York Infantry. Place and date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   New York, N.Y.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   2 April 1898.

Citation:   In the advance on the enemy and after his color bearer and the entire color guard of 8 men had been shot down, this officer seized the regimental flag and with conspicuous gallantry carried it to the extreme front, urging the line forward.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)