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DURHAM, JOHN

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Seized the flag of his regiment when the color sergeant was shot and advanced with the flag midway between the lines, amid a shower of shot, shell, and bullets, until stopped by his commanding officer.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company F, 1st Wisconsin Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 New York, New York

Citation

Seized the flag of his regiment when the color sergeant was shot and advanced with the flag midway between the lines, amid a shower of shot, shell, and bullets, until stopped by his commanding officer.