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SMITH, WILSON

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Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Sergeant) *Battery H, 3d New York Light Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1862 Madison, Madison County, New York

Citation

Took command of a gun (the lieutenant in charge having disappeared) and fired the same so rapidly and effectively that the enemy was repulsed, although for a time a hand-to-hand conflict was had over the gun.