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

Charles Franklin Cleveland

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    26th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Antietam, Maryland, USA
Voluntarily took and carried the colors into action after the color bearer had been shot.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles F. Cleveland
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles F. Cleveland
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Elmira, Chemung County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 12, 1895
  • Born: August 14, 1845, Hartford, Washington County, NY, United States
  • Died: September 29, 1908
  • Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery (33-3428), Utica, NY, United States

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