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Alexander Scott

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Arlington National Cemetery
  17-18563 

BORN:  August 19, 1844 at Montreal, Canada

Entered Service in the US Army from Winooski, VT

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July 09, 1864 at Monocacy, MD

DIED:  May 26, 1923 at the age of 78

During Confederate General Early's advance on Washington, D.C., First Lieutenant George Davis was part of a detachment assigned to guard a railroad bridge and small wooden bridge that spanned the river between Frederick City and Washington. Under the rebel advance, General Wallace found it useless to resist further and ordered the bridges destroyed, opting to sacrifice his skirmishers to save Washington. The Union forces around the bridge beat back two overwhelming assaults before a third in the late-afternoon pushed them backwards. Under a heavy fire from the enemy, while his comrades broke and ran before the onslaught, Corporal Alexander Scott braved the fusillade to save the national flag of his regiment from capture.

 

 

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