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Di CESNOLA, LOUIS

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Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.

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U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 4th New York Cavalry

Conflict

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born

Civil War 1863 Rivarola, Piedmont, Italy

Citation

Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men, accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.