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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation


Alfred L. Pearson

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Organization: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Entered Service: Pittsburgh, Pa

Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Date Medal Issued: 17 September 1897

Date of Action: 29 March 1865

Place of Action: Lewis' Farm, Va.


Seeing a brigade forced back by the enemy, he seized his regimental color, called on his men to follow him, and advanced upon the enemy under a severe fire. The whole brigade took up the advance, the lost ground was regained, and the enemy was repulsed.


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