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BLISS, GEORGE

bliss george n

While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain Company C, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island

Citation

While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and, without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.