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CMOHS.org - Sergeant WILSON, JOHN, U.S. Army

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WILSON, JOHN

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company L
Division: 1st New Jersey Cavalry
Born: England
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Jersey City, N.J.
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Place / Date: At Chamberlains Creek, Va., 31 March 1865
 
 


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Citation

With the assistance of one comrade, headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting 2 of his color bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.