of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CORLISS, GEORGE W.
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company C, 5th Connecticut Infantry. Place
and Date: At Cedar Mountain, Va., 9 August 1862. Entered Service At: New Haven,
Conn. Date ·S issue: 10 September 1897.
Seized a fallen flag of the regiment, the color bearer having been killed, carried it
forward in the face of a severe fire, and though himself shot down and permanently
disabled, planted the staff in the earth and kept the flag flying.
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