DI CESNOLA, LOUIS P.
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 4th New York Cavalry. Place
and Date: At Aldie, Va., 17 June 1863. Entered Service At: New York, N.Y. Born:
29 June 1832, Rivarola, Piedmont, Italy. Date of Issue: Unknown.
Was present, in arrest, when, seeing his regiment fall back, he rallied his men,
accompanied them, without arms, in a second charge, and in recognition of his gallantry
was released from arrest. He continued in the action at the head of his regiment until he
was desperately wounded and taken prisoner.