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POST, PHILIP

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Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 59th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Florida, Orange County, New York

Citation

Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.