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RATCLIFF, EDWARD

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Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Sergeant (highest rank: Sergeant Major) Company C, 38th U.S. Colored Troops

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 James County, Virginia

Citation

Commanded and gallantly led his company after the commanding officer had been killed; was the first enlisted man to enter the enemy's works.