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PORTER, AMBROSE

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Was one of four volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat, by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position.

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U.S. Army Commissary Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company D, 12th Missouri Cavalry

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Civil War 1864 Allegany County, Maryland

Citation

Was one of four volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat, by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position.