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CMOHS.org - Corporal SMITH, WILSON, U.S. Army

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SMITH, WILSON

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Battery H
Division: 3d New York Light Artillery
Born: Madison, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Madison, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Washington, N.C., 6 September 1862
 
 


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Citation

Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand_to_hand conflict was had over the gun.