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JUDGE, FRANCIS

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The color bearer of the 51st Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.), having planted his flag upon the side of the work, Sgt. Judge leaped from his position of safety, sprang upon the parapet, and in the face of a concentrated fire seized the flag and returned with it in safety to the fort.

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U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Brevet Major U.S. Vols.) Company K, 79th New York Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1863 England

Citation

The color bearer of the 51st Georgia Infantry (C.S.A.), having planted his flag upon the side of the work, Sgt. Judge leaped from his position of safety, sprang upon the parapet, and in the face of a concentrated fire seized the flag and returned with it in safety to the fort.