The following from Peter Bissell is by Ben Bassham in his review of the book Julian Scott: Artist of the Civil War and Native America.
Born in the northern Vermont town of Johnson, one of eight children of a jeweler and watchmaker, Julian Scott at fifteen years old lied about his age and enlisted in the Third Vermont. Too small for soldiering, he became a drummer in Company E, which took part in the Battle of Lee's Mills during the Peninsular Campaign.
Exercising his duty as a non-combatant, Scott braved heavy fire to save nine wounded men, an act of heroism for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor, thus earning the first citation for an individual act of battlefield courage in the Civil W
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