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CMOHS.org - Commissary Sergeant PORTER, AMBROSE, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

PORTER, AMBROSE

Rank: Commissary Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 12th Missouri Cavalry
Born: Allegany County, Md.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Rockport, Atchison County, Mo.
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 08/24/1905
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Tallahatchie River, Miss., 7 August 1864
 
 


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Citation

Was 1 of 4 volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position.