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PUTNAM, EDGAR

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With a small force on a reconnaissance, drove off a strong body of the enemy, charged into another force of the enemy's cavalry and stampeded them, taking 27 prisoners.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Brevet Major New York Volunteers) Company D, 9th New York Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York

Citation

With a small force on a reconnaissance, drove off a strong body of the enemy, charged into another force of the enemy's cavalry and stampeded them, taking 27 prisoners.