Our Reader’s Choice this week was requested by some time ago by Chuck Luchesi of Homosassa, Fla., and proves to be a truly amazing character. My apologies to Mr. Luchesi for not having gotten to his man sooner. Like many of those from the Civil War era, the citation leaves a lot of room for speculation. However, follow this link and you’ll find out that our awardee had quite war record, as well as a much storied career (as did his children as well): His certainly sounds like one adventurous life, that’s for sure! I hope it inspires YOU to reach for that next level of greatness in your own endeavors.
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Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Artillery. Place and Date: At Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861. Entered Service At: Rockland, Maine. Birth: East Thomaston, Maine. Date of Issue: June 22, 1894.
Citation: Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin’s Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.