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BRANDLE, JOSEPH

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While color bearer of his regiment, having been twice wounded and had the sight of one eye destroyed, Brandle still held to the colors until ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Color Sergeant) Company C, 17th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

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born

Civil War 1863 Seneca County, Ohio

Citation

While color bearer of his regiment, having been twice wounded and had the sight of one eye destroyed, Brandle still held to the colors until ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.