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CMOHS.org - Captain HASTINGS, SMITH H., U.S. Army

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HASTINGS, SMITH H.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company M
Division: 5th Michigan Cavalry
Born: Quincy, Mich.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Newbys Crossroads, Va., 24 July 1863
 
 


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Citation

While in command of a squadron in rear guard of a cavalry division, then retiring before the advance of a corps of infantry, was attacked by the enemy and, orders having been given to abandon the guns of a section of field artillery with the rear guard that were in imminent danger of capture, he disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.