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CMOHS.org - Colonel POST, PHILIP SIDNEY, U.S. Army

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POST, PHILIP SIDNEY

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 59th Illinois Infantry
Born: 19 March 1833, Flordia, Orange County, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Galesburg, Ill.
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Place / Date: At Nashville, Tenn., 15-16 December 1864
 
 


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Citation

Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.