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

Charles H Houghton

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L,
    14th New York Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
In the Union assault at the Crater (30 July 1864), and in the Confederate assault repelled at Fort Haskell, Houghton displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was three times wounded, and the suffered loss of a leg.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Houghton
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Houghton
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1898
  • Born: April 30, 1842, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, NY, United States
  • Died: April 6, 1914
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (3-2411-WS), Arlington, VA, United States

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