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ELSON, JAMES

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Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company C, 9th Iowa Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio

Citation

Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works.