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CMOHS.org - Colonel PHELPS, CHARLES E., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

PHELPS, CHARLES E.

Rank: Colonel
Organization: U.S. Army
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Division: 7th Maryland Infantry
Born: 1 May 1833, Guilford, Vt.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Baltimore, Md.
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Place / Date: At Laurel Hill, Va., 8 May 1864
 
 


PHELPS, CHARLES E. Photo
 
Citation

Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.