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CMOHS.org - Sergeant BREYER, CHARLES, U.S. Army

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BREYER, CHARLES

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company I
Division: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry
Born:
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Philadelphia, Pa.
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Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Rappahannock Station, Va., 23 August 1862
 
 


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Citation

Voluntarily, and at great personal risk, picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.