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SAGE, WILLIAM

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With nine men volunteered to hold an advanced position and held it against a terrific fire of the enemy estimated at 1,000 strong. Taking a rifle from a wounded man, and cartridges from the belts of others, Capt. Sage himself killed five of the enemy.

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Service

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U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brigadier General) 23d U.S. Infantry

Conflict

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Philippine Insurrections 1899 Centerville, Allegany County, New York

Citation

With nine men volunteered to hold an advanced position and held it against a terrific fire of the enemy estimated at 1,000 strong. Taking a rifle from a wounded man, and cartridges from the belts of others, Capt. Sage himself killed five of the enemy.