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14618 Artillery Special Order re: CMOH recepient Joseph L. Follett(1st
Missouri Lt. Artillery)
1 page Appointing Follett to Adjutant of Artillery and signed by Colonel
Charles S. Cotter (Ohio 1st Artillery) as Chief of Artillery District of the
Etowah March 1st, 1865. $85
Joseph L. Follett earned the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism
on March 3, 1862, while serving with Company G, 1st Missouri Light
Artillery, in action at new Madrid, Missouri. Sergeant Follett remained
on duty though severely wounded. On December 31, 1862, while
procuring ammunition from the supply train at Stone River, Tennessee, he
was captured, but made his escape, secured the ammunition, and in less
than an hour from the time of his capture had the batteries supplied.
Follett took part in all the battles and campaigns under Generals
Sheridan, Pope, King and Steedman, who repeatedly selected him to carry
orders under the most trying circumstances.