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CMOHS.org - Private PESCH, JOSEPH, U.S. Army

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PESCH, JOSEPH

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Battery A
Division: 1st Missouri Light Artillery
Born: Prussia
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: St. Louis, Mo.
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Place / Date: At Grand Gulf, Miss., 28_29 April 1863
 
 


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Citation

With 2 comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.