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BRUSH, GEORGE

brush george w

Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) Company B, 34th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 West Hills, Suffolk County, New York

Citation

Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a Confederate battery.