BRUSH, GEORGE W.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, Company B, 34th U.S. Colored Troops. Place
and Date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864. Entered Service At: New York. Born:
4 October 1842, West Kill, N.Y. Date of Issue: 21 January 1897.
Voluntarily commanded a boat crew, which went to the rescue of a large number of Union
soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston, and with great gallantry succeeded in
conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to heavy fire from a