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SAVAGE, AUZELLA

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On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer and the determination to plant the colors on the ramparts, Savage remained steadfast when more than two-thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic during the fight. When enemy fire shot away the flagstaff above his hand, he bravery seized the remainder of the staff and brought his colors safely off.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Ordinary Seaman U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Anson, Somerset County, Maine

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer and the determination to plant the colors on the ramparts, Savage remained steadfast when more than two-thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic during the fight. When enemy fire shot away the flagstaff above his hand, he bravery seized the remainder of the staff and brought his colors safely off.