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CMOHS.org - Sergeant PURCELL, HIRAM W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

PURCELL, HIRAM W.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 104th Pennsylvania Infantry
Born: Bucks County, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 31 May 1862
 
 


PURCELL, HIRAM W. Photo
 
Citation

While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured.