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Nathaniel Gwynne illustration
Description: The image portrays Nathaniel Gwynne saving his unit's colors on July 30, 1864, during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia (Civil War). For his bravery Gwynne received the Congressional Medal of Honor on January 27, 1865. He served as a private in Company H, 13th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. His citation reads: "When about entering upon the charge, this soldier, then but 15 years old, was cautioned not to go in, as he had not been mustered. He indignantly protected and participated in the charge, his left arm being crushed by a shell and amputated soon afterward." This image is included in the book "Deeds of Valor," vol. 1, edited by Walter F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel (pub. 1901, 1903, 1906). Drawing signed by Frank Colton. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05650
Subjects: Gwynne, Nathaniel, 1849-1883; Ohio History--Military Ohio, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865); Medal of Honor
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