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RHODES, SYLVESTER

rhodes sylvester d

Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Captain) Company D, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Plains, Pennsylvania

Citation

Was on the skirmish line which drove the enemy from the first entrenchment and was the first man to enter the breastworks, capturing one of the guns and turning it upon the enemy.