of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BLISS, GEORGE N.
Rank and Organization: Captain, Company C, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. Place
and Date: At Waynesboro, Va., 28 September 1864. Birth: Tiverton, R.I. Date
of Issue: 3 August 1897.
While in command of the provost guard in the village, he saw the Union lines returning
before the attack of a greatly superior force of the enemy, mustered his guard, and,
without orders, joined in the defense and charged the enemy without support. He received
three saber wounds, his horse was shot, and he was taken prisoner.
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