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PLATT, GEORGE

platt george c

Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand-to-hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Sergeant) Troop H, 6th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Ireland

Citation

Seized the regimental flag upon the death of the standard bearer in a hand-to-hand fight and prevented it from falling into the hands of the enemy.