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SWEATT, JOSEPH

sweatt joseph s

When ordered to retreat, this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire from the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company C, 6th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Citation

When ordered to retreat, this soldier turned and rushed back to the front, in the face of heavy fire from the enemy, in an endeavor to rescue his wounded comrades, remaining by them until overpowered and taken prisoner.