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HESSELTINE, FRANCIS

hesseltine francis

In command of a detachment of 100 men, conducted a reconnaissance for two days, baffling and beating back an attacking force of more than 1000 Confederate cavalry, and regained his transport without loss.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel 13th Maine Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine

Citation

In command of a detachment of 100 men, conducted a reconnaissance for two days, baffling and beating back an attacking force of more than 1000 Confederate cavalry, and regained his transport without loss.