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CASEY, DAVID

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Two color bearers having been shot dead one after the other, the last one far in advance of his regiment and close to the enemy's lines, this soldier rushed forward, and, under a galling fire, after removing the dead body of the bearer therefrom, secured the flag and returned with it to the Union lines.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Corporal) Company C, 25th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Ireland

Citation

Two color bearers having been shot dead one after the other, the last one far in advance of his regiment and close to the enemy's lines, this soldier rushed forward, and, under a galling fire, after removing the dead body of the bearer therefrom, secured the flag and returned with it to the Union lines.