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BOEHM, PETER

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While acting as aide to Gen. Custer, took a gun from the hands of color bearer, rode in front of a line that was being driven back and, under a heavy fire, rallied the men, re-formed the line, and repulsed the charge.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Major) Company K, 15th New York Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Albany, Albany County, New York

Citation

While acting as aide to Gen. Custer, took a gun from the hands of color bearer, rode in front of a line that was being driven back and, under a heavy fire, rallied the men, re-formed the line, and repulsed the charge.