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WILLIAMS, LeROY

williams leroy

Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with four companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged.

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Service

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U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company G, 8th New York Heavy Artillery

Conflict

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Civil War 1864 Oswego, Oswego County, New York

Citation

Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and located the body of his colonel who had been killed close to the enemy's lines. Under cover of darkness, with four companions, he recovered the body and brought it within the Union lines, having approached within a few feet of the Confederate pickets while so engaged.