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GILLESPIE JR., GEORGE

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Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing away under fire.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Major General) Corps of Engineers

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee

Citation

Exposed himself to great danger by voluntarily making his way through the enemy's lines to communicate with Gen. Sheridan. While rendering this service he was captured, but escaped; again came in contact with the enemy, was again ordered to surrender, but escaped by dashing away under fire.