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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant THOMSON, CLIFFORD, U.S. Army

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THOMSON, CLIFFORD

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 1st New York Cavalry
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Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 2 May 1863
 
 


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Citation

Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act.