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CMOHS.org - Musician CARSON, WILLIAM J., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

CARSON, WILLIAM J.

Rank: Musician
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E, 1st Battalion
Division: 15th U.S. Infantry
Born: Washington County, Pa.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: North Greenfield, Ohio
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Place / Date: At Chickamauga, Ga., 19 September 1863
 
 


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Citation

At a critical stage in the battle when the 14th Corps lines were wavering and in disorder he on his own initiative bugled "to the colors" amid the 18th U.S. Infantry who formed by him, and held the enemy. Within a few minutes he repeated his action amid the wavering 2d Ohio Infantry. This bugling deceived the enemy who believed reinforcements had arrived. Thus, they delayed their attack.