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MATTHEWS, JOHN

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Voluntarily took the colors, whose bearer had been disabled, and, although himself severely wounded, carried the same until the enemy's works were taken.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Sergeant) Company A, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Citation

Voluntarily took the colors, whose bearer had been disabled, and, although himself severely wounded, carried the same until the enemy's works were taken.