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McCAMMON, WILLIAM

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While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company, then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to his company during the battle being very great.

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Service

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Major Ret.) Company E, 24th Missouri Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1862 Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Citation

While on duty as provost marshal, voluntarily assumed command of his company, then under fire, and so continued in command until the repulse and retreat of the enemy on the following day, the loss to his company during the battle being very great.