Nathaniel M. Allen
Corporal, U.S. Army, Company B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry. Awarded for actions at Gettysburg.
July 02, 1863
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 field.