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CMOHS.org - Private LILLEY, JOHN, U.S. Army

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LILLEY, JOHN

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company F
Division: 205th Pennsylvania Infantry
Born: Mifflin County, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865
 
 


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Citation

After his regiment began to waiver he rushed on alone to capture the enemy flag. He reached the works and the Confederate color bearer who, at bayonet point, he caused to surrender with several enemy soldiers. He kept his prisoners in tow when they realized he was alone as his regiment in the meantime withdrew further to the rear.