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CMOHS.org - Private LONSWAY, JOSEPH, U.S. Army

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LONSWAY, JOSEPH

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 20th New York Cavalry
Born: Clayton, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Murfrees Station, Va., 16 October 1864
 
 


LONSWAY, JOSEPH Photo
 
Citation

Volunteered to swim Blackwater River to get a large flat used as a ferry on other side; succeeded in getting the boat safely across, making it possible for a detachment to cross the river and take possession of the enemy's breastworks.