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CLAY, CECIL

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Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) Company K, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

Led his regiment in the charge, carrying the colors of another regiment, and when severely wounded in the right arm, incurring loss of same, he shifted the colors to the left hand, which also became disabled by a gunshot wound.