CORLISS, GEORGE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

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.

Birth:   ?. Date ·S issue: 10 September 1897.

Citation:   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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)