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CMOHS.org - Captain CORLISS, GEORGE W., U.S. Army

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CORLISS, GEORGE W.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 5th Connecticut Infantry
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Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New Haven, Conn.
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CORLISS, GEORGE W. Photo
 
Citation

Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it forward in the face of a severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.