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WILLIAMS, ELWOOD

williams elwood n

A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the lines of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.

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U.S. Army Private Company A, 28th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

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born

Civil War 1862 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Citation

A box of ammunition having been abandoned between the lines, this soldier voluntarily went forward with one companion, under a heavy fire from both armies, secured the box, and delivered it within the lines of his regiment, his companion being mortally wounded.