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PURCELL, HIRAM

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While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company G, 104th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Citation

While carrying the regimental colors on the retreat he returned to face the advancing enemy, flag in hand, and saved the other color, which would otherwise have been captured.