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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.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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