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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Nelson A Miles

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Organization: 61st New York Infantry

Entered Service: Roxbury, Mass.

Birth: Westminster, Mass.

Date Medal Issued: 23 July 1892.

Date of Action: 2-3 May 1863.

Place of Action: Chancellorsville, Va.


Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded.


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