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DORSEY, DECATUR

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Planted his colors on the Confederate works in advance of his regiment, and when the regiment was driven back to the Union works he carried the colors there and bravely rallied the men.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Sergeant) Company B, 39th U.S. Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Howard County, Maryland

Citation

Planted his colors on the Confederate works in advance of his regiment, and when the regiment was driven back to the Union works he carried the colors there and bravely rallied the men.