Recipient Detail

 

BRUSH, GEORGE W.

Rank: Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company B
Division: 34th U.S. Colored Troops
Born: 4 October 1842, West Kill, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York
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Place / Date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864
 
 


BRUSH, GEORGE W. Photo
 
Citation

Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.