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CMOHS.org - Colonel DI CESNOLA, LOUIS P., U.S. Army

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DI CESNOLA, LOUIS P.

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 4th New York Cavalry
Born: 29 June 1832, Rivarola, Piedmont, Italy
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New York, N.Y.
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Place / Date: At Aldie, Va., 17 June 1863
 
 


DI CESNOLA, LOUIS P. Photo
 
Citation

Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.