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CORLISS, GEORGE

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Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it forward in the face of a severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.

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U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brevet Major) Company C, 5th Connecticut Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1862 Connecticut

Citation

Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it forward in the face of a severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.