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SEWELL, WILLIAM

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Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspired them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Colonel (highest rank: Brevet Major General) 5th New Jersey Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland

Citation

Assuming command of a brigade, he rallied around his colors a mass of men from other regiments and fought these troops with great brilliancy through several hours of desperate conflict, remaining in command though wounded and inspired them by his presence and the gallantry of his personal example.