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COCKLEY, DAVID

cockley david

While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he three times asked permission to join his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request, having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head throughout the action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) Company L, 10th Ohio Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Lexington, Richland County, Ohio

Citation

While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he three times asked permission to join his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request, having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head throughout the action.