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Identifier: 04396388.3302.emory.edu
Title: Story of the service of Company E [electronic resource]: and the Twelfth Wisconsin Regiment, Veteran Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion : beginning with September 7th, 1861, and ending with July 21st, 1865
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Rood, Hosea W. (Hosea Whitford), 1845-1933
Subjects: United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865)
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Swain & Tate Co.
Contributing Library: Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library


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comradesuntil brought to the ground by a dangerous wound in theright foot, which subsequently made amputation of the legbelow the knee necessary Charles Fairchild, Military Secretary.Comrade Truell received his commission, as he richly deserved to do. In 1870, through the in-fluence of the Hon. C. C.\\ ashburn, and under aresolution of congress ap-proved July 12, 1862, pro-viding for the presentationof medals of honor to theenlisted men of the armyand volunteer forces whoshould distinguish them-selves for especially gallantservice in action, ComradeTruell received a medal ofhonor, a cut of which isgiven on this page. Only one in every 6,000soldiers in our army andnavy during the war re-ceived this medal, onlyeight being issued to Wis-consin men. One of thesewent to the 3d Cavalry, oneto the 6th Infantry, two tothe 7th Infantry, one to the12th Infantry, one to 14th, one to the 24th, and one to the 31st. Comrade Truell has just reason to feel proud both of his commission and his medal.

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316 The wounds of Rood, Moshier and Lawsha were slight,and did not remove them from duty for many days; some, Ithink, did not lose a day. Some of the best known men of the other companies wereeither killed or wounded during that day and the next, amongthem Sergeants Libby, of Company B; Henry, of CompanyB; and Wood, of Company C; Privates Henry Keeler, ofCompany H; H. Wempner, of Company I; E. H. Hagaman,of Company B; Sergt. Miles, of Company B. At nightfall the firing ceased, and there was a general timeof gathering of the clans. All the men were tired enoughto sleep soundly though surrounded by dead and dying com-rades ; but details were made to work all night at bringingtogether the dead for burial, and the wounded for hospitaltreatment. Also, a detail of men was made to build uponthe ground just captured, a strong line of works in orderthat it might be successfully defended against any attack theRebels might make for the purpose of recovering the position. I do not know just what


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