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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant GILLESPIE, GEORGE L., U.S. Army

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GILLESPIE, GEORGE L.

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: Corps of Engineers
Born: Kingston, Tenn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Place / Date: Near Bethesda Church, Va., 31 May 1864
 
 


GILLESPIE, GEORGE L. Photo
 
Citation

Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing away under fire.