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''' Andrew Barclay Spurling''' (March 20, 1833–August 13, 1906) was an officer in the [[Union Army]] during the [[American Civil War]].
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''' Andrew Barclay Spurling''' (March 20, 1833–August 13, 1906) was an officer in the [[Union Army]] during the [[American Civil War]].
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Prior to the war he served on merchant ships, spent time in the California gold fields, worked as a cowboy for a time, and then obtain the captaincy of a merchant vessel. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as a trooper in the [[2nd Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment]], eventually rising to the rank of [[brigadier general]].
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Prior to the war he served on merchant ships, spent time in the California gold fields, worked as a [[cowboy]] for a time, and then obtain the captaincy of a merchant vessel. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as a trooper in the [[2nd Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment]], eventually rising to the rank of [[brigadier general]].
   
 
In 1895, as a [[Lieutenant Colonel]], he was involved in fierce fighting at Evergreen, Alabama. In a solo engagement, he exchanged fire with five Confederate soldiers, wounding two and single-handedly capturing the group. In 1897 he was awarded the [[Medal of Honor]] by the United States Congress for heroism in this action.
 
In 1895, as a [[Lieutenant Colonel]], he was involved in fierce fighting at Evergreen, Alabama. In a solo engagement, he exchanged fire with five Confederate soldiers, wounding two and single-handedly capturing the group. In 1897 he was awarded the [[Medal of Honor]] by the United States Congress for heroism in this action.

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