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CMOHS.org - Sergeant WILLIAMS, LE ROY, U.S. Army

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WILLIAMS, LE ROY

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 8th New York Heavy Artillery
Born: Oswego, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Cold Harbor, Va., 3 June 1864
 
 


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Citation

Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with 4 companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged.