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CMOHS.org - Private WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 73d New York Infantry
Born: Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: West Meriden, Conn.
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Date of Issue:  
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864
 
 


WILSON, CHRISTOPHER W. Photo
 
Citation

Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.