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Charles Francis Sancrainte

  • Also Known As: Sanscrainte
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    15th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 22, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Voluntarily scaled the enemy's breastworks and signaled to his commanding officer in charge; also in single combat captured the colors of the 5th Texas Regiment (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 25, 1892
  • Born: February 28, 1838, Monroe, Monroe County, MI, United States
  • Died: May 5, 1910, Buffalo, NY, United States
  • Buried: United German & French Roman Catholic Cemetery (MH) (JJ-59), Buffalo, NY, United States

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