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STEELE, JOHN

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During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.

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Service

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U.S. Army Major & Aide-de-Camp (highest rank: Lieutenant Colonel) U.S. Volunteers

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Middleburg, Logan County, Ohio

Citation

During a night attack of the enemy upon the wagon and ammunition train of this officer's corps, he gathered up a force of stragglers and others, assumed command of it, though himself a staff officer, and attacked and dispersed the enemy's forces, thus saving the train.