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MATHEWS, WILLIAM

mathews william

Finding himself among a squad of Confederates, he fired into them, killing one, and was himself wounded, but succeeded in bringing in a sergeant and two men of the 17th South Carolina Regiment (C.S.A.) as prisoners.

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U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Captain) Company E, 2d Maryland Veteran Infantry

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Civil War 1864 Devizes, Wiltshire, England

Citation

Finding himself among a squad of Confederates, he fired into them, killing one, and was himself wounded, but succeeded in bringing in a sergeant and two men of the 17th South Carolina Regiment (C.S.A.) as prisoners.