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Brown’s Ferry

The Battle of Brown’s Ferry was an engagement of the American Civil War which took place on October 27, 1863 just outside of Chattanooga. During the battle, two Union brigades drove Confederate sharpshooters from the Tennessee River, which allowed supplies to start arriving to the Union army at Chattanooga. Although a minor engagement, the battle proved to have significant results in paving the way for the Union victory at Chattanooga a month later.


Moses Veale

Rank: Captain

Organization: U.S. Army

Company: Company F, 109th Pennsylvania Infantry

Born: November 9, 1832, Bridgeton, New Jersey

Place/Date: At Wauhatchie, Tennessee, October 28, 1863

Citation: Gallantry in action manifesting throughout the engagement coolness, zeal, judgment, and courage. His horse was shot from under him and he was hit by 4 enemy bullets.