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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Carlton N Camp

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    18th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Citation

Brought off from the picket line, under heavy fire, a comrade who had been shot through both legs.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 21, 1909
  • Born: January 5, 1845, Hanover, Grafton County, NH, United States
  • Died: September 1, 1926
  • Buried: Etna Cemetery (94), Hanover, NH, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

Private Camp rescued Private Clarendon H. Cochran of Co. B, 18th New Hampshire Infantry, with the help of Private John Boutwell. Camp and Boutwell both received the Medal of Honor for their actions.

 

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