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PHELPS, CHARLES

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Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 7th Maryland Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Guilford, Vermont

Citation

Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.