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PEARSON, ALFRED

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Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.

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Service

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U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Major General) 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1865 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Citation

Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.