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PESCH, JOSEPH

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With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Battery A, 1st Missouri Light Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Grossleiton, Prussia

Citation

With two comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.