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VEAL, CHARLES

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Seized the national colors, after two color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company D, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Portsmouth, Portsmouth County, Virginia

Citation

Seized the national colors, after two color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.