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SKELLIE, EBENEZER

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Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Brevet Second Lieutenant NY Volunteers) Company D, 112th New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Mina, Chautauqua County, New York

Citation

Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.