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LIVINGSTON, JOSIAH

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When, after desperate resistance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, assisted a wounded officer over the burning structure.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant & Adjutant (highest rank: Captain) 9th Vermont Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Walden, Vermont

Citation

When, after desperate resistance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, assisted a wounded officer over the burning structure.