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CMOHS.org - Second Lieutenant THORN, WALTER, U.S. Army

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THORN, WALTER

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 116th U.S. Colored Troops
Born: New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Dutch Gap Canal, Va., 1 January 1865
 
 


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Citation

After the fuze to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.