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CMOHS.org - Colonel HESSELTINE, FRANCIS S., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

HESSELTINE, FRANCIS S.

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 13th Maine Infantry
Born: 10 December 1833, Bangor, Maine
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Maine
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Place / Date: At Matagorda Bay, Tex., 29-30 December 1863
 
 


HESSELTINE, FRANCIS S. Photo
 
Citation

In command of a detachment of 100 men, conducted a reconnaissance for 2 days, baffling and beating back an attacking force of more than a thousand Confederate cavalry, and regained his transport without loss.