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First Lieutenant

Clifford Thomson

Organization:    Company A, 1st New York Cavalry
Entered Service:   New York, N.Y.
Birth:   unknown
Date Medal Issued:   27 November 1896.

Date of Action:   2 May 1863.
Place of Action:   Chancellorsville, Va.

Volunteered to ascertain the character of approaching troops; rode up so closely as to distinguish the features of the enemy, and as he wheeled to return they opened fire with musketry, the Union troops returning same. Under a terrific fire from both sides Lieutenant Thomson rode back unhurt to the Federal lines, averting a disaster to the Army by his heroic act.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865

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