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CMOHS.org - Private SWEATT, JOSEPH S. G., U.S. Army

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SWEATT, JOSEPH S. G.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 6th Massachusetts Infantry
Born: 23 October 1843, Boscawen, N.H.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Lowell, Mass.
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Place / Date: At Carrsville, Va., 15 May 1863
 
 


SWEATT, JOSEPH S. G. Photo
 
Citation

When ordered to retreat this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire of the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.