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BENNETT, ORSON

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After several unsuccessful efforts to recover three pieces of abandoned artillery, this officer gallantly led a small force fully 100 yards in advance of the Union lines and brought in the guns, preventing their capture.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Major) Company A, 102d U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Union City, Branch County, Michigan

Citation

After several unsuccessful efforts to recover three pieces of abandoned artillery, this officer gallantly led a small force fully 100 yards in advance of the Union lines and brought in the guns, preventing their capture.