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AMES, ADELBERT

ames adelbert

Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Major General) 5th U.S. Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1861 Rockland, Knox County, Maine

Citation

Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin's Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.