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THORN, WALTER

thorn walter

After the fuse to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Captain) ompany G, 116th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Citation

After the fuse to the mined bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.