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

Charles D Ennis

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    1st Rhode Island Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Charleston, Washington County, Rhode Island
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 28, 1892
  • Born: August 8, 1843, Stonington, New London County, CT, United States
  • Died: December 29, 1930, Potter Hill, RI, United States
  • Buried: White Brook Cemetery (MH), Richmond, RI, United States

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