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CMOHS.org - Colonel SEWELL, WILLIAM J., U.S. Army

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SEWELL, WILLIAM J.

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 5th New Jersey Infantry
Born: 6 December 1835, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Camden, N.J.
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Place / Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863
 
 


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Citation

Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspiring them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.