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VAN MATRE, JOSEPH

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In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private Company G, 116th Ohio Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Mason County, West Virginia

Citation

In the assault on Fort Gregg, this soldier climbed upon the parapet and fired down into the fort as fast as the loaded guns could be passed up to him by comrades.