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BLISS, ZENAS R.

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 7th Rhode Island Infantry
Born: Johnston, Maine
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Johnston, Maine
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Citation

This officer, to encourage his regimen; which had never before been in action, and which had been ordered to lie down to protect itself from the enemy's fire, arose to his feet, advanced in front of the line, and himself fired several shots at the enemy at short range, being fully exposed to their fire at the time.