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CMOHS.org - Private EDDY, SAMUEL E., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

EDDY, SAMUEL E.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 37th Massachusetts Infantry
Born: Vermont
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chesterfield, Mass.
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Place / Date: At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865
 
 


EDDY, SAMUEL E. Photo
 
Citation

Saved the life of the adjutant of his regiment by voluntarily going beyond the line and there killing one of the enemy then in the act of firing upon the wounded officer. Was assailed by several of the enemy, run through the body with a bayonet, and pinned to the ground, but while so. situated he shot and killed his assailant.