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HADLEY, CORNELIUS

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With one companion, voluntarily carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from Gen. Grant to Gen. Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and brought back replies, his comrade's horse being killed and the man taken prisoner.

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Service

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U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company F, 9th Michigan Cavalry

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Civil War 1863 Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York

Citation

With one companion, voluntarily carried through the enemy's lines important dispatches from Gen. Grant to Gen. Burnside, then besieged within Knoxville, and brought back replies, his comrade's horse being killed and the man taken prisoner.