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CROSS, JAMES

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With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Sergeant Major) Company K, 12th New York Infantry (Independence Guard)

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1861 Darien, Genesee County, New York

Citation

With a companion, refused to retreat when the part of the regiment to which he was attached was driven back in disorder, but remained upon the skirmish line for some time thereafter, firing upon the enemy.