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GALLOWAY, JOHN

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His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men, and prevented a disaster that was imminent.

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U.S. Army Commissary Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Conflict

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Civil War 1865 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the right of the regiment, where the danger was greatest, rallied the men, and prevented a disaster that was imminent.