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NOLAN, JOHN

nolan john

Although prostrated by a cannon shot, refused to give up the flag which he was carrying as color bearer of his regiment and continued to carry it at the head of the regiment throughout the engagement.

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Service

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U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Second Lieutenant) Company K, 8th New Hampshire Infantry

Conflict

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born

Civil War 1862 Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland

Citation

Although prostrated by a cannon shot, refused to give up the flag which he was carrying as color bearer of his regiment and continued to carry it at the head of the regiment throughout the engagement.