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GIFFORD, DAVID

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Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Citation

Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.