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PIKE, EDWARD

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While the troops were falling back before a superior force, this soldier, assisted by one companion, and while under severe fire at close-range, saved a cannon from capture by the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Sergeant Company A, 33d Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1862 Casco, Cumberland County, Maine

Citation

While the troops were falling back before a superior force, this soldier, assisted by one companion, and while under severe fire at close-range, saved a cannon from capture by the enemy.