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WILSON, CHRISTOPHER

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Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company E, 73d New York Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Ireland

Citation

Took the flag from the wounded color bearer and carried it in the charge over the Confederate works, in which charge he also captured the colors of the 56th Virginia (C.S.A.) bringing off both flags in safety.