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ALLEN, NATHANIEL

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When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal Company B, 1st Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

When his regiment was falling back, this soldier, bearing the national color, returned in the face of the enemy's fire, pulled the regimental flag from under the body of its bearer, who had fallen, saved the flag from capture, and brought both colors off the field.