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WEIR, HENRY

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The division being hard-pressed and falling back, this officer dismounted, gave his horse to a wounded officer, and thus enabled him to escape. Afterwards, on foot, Capt. Weir rallied and took command of some stragglers and helped to repel the last charge of the enemy.

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U.S. Army Captain & Assistant Adjutant General (highest rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) U.S. Volunteers

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Civil War 1864 West Point, Orange County, New York

Citation

The division being hard-pressed and falling back, this officer dismounted, gave his horse to a wounded officer, and thus enabled him to escape. Afterwards, on foot, Capt. Weir rallied and took command of some stragglers and helped to repel the last charge of the enemy.