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CMOHS.org - Private INGALLS, LEWIS J., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

INGALLS, LEWIS J.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company K
Division: 8th Vermont Infantry
Born: Boston, Mass.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Belvidere, Vt.
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Date of Issue:  
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Boutte Station, La., 4 September 1862
 
 


INGALLS, LEWIS J. Photo
 
Citation

A railroad train guarded by about 60 men on flat cars having been sidetracked by a misplaced switch into an ambuscade of guerrillas who were rapidly shooting down the unprotected guards, this soldier, under a severe fire in which he was wounded, ran to another switch and, opening it, enabled the train and the surviving guards to escape.