Recipient Detail

 

BLISS, GEORGE N.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 1st Rhode Island Cavalry
Born: Tiverton, R.I.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Waynesboro, Va., 28 September 1864
 
 


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Citation

While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.