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HILL, HENRY

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This soldier, with one companion, would not retire when his regiment fell back in confusion after an unsuccessful charge, but instead advanced and continued firing upon the enemy until the regiment re-formed and regained its position.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Sergeant) Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Citation

This soldier, with one companion, would not retire when his regiment fell back in confusion after an unsuccessful charge, but instead advanced and continued firing upon the enemy until the regiment re-formed and regained its position.