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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Decatur Dorsey

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    39th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation
Planted his colors on the Confederate works in advance of his regiment, and when the regiment was driven back to the Union works he carried the colors there and bravely rallied the men.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 8, 1865
  • Born: 1836, Howard County, MD, United States
  • Died: July 11, 1891, Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Flower Hill Cemetery (MH) (F-9-8), North Bergen, NJ, United States
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