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ADAMS, JOHN

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Seized the two colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Captain) Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1862 Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts

Citation

Seized the two colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.