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

Charles H Knight

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    9th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
In company with a sergeant, was the first to enter the exploded mine; was wounded but took several prisoners to the Federal lines.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Knight
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Knight
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 27, 1896
  • Born: 1839, Keene, Cheshire County, NH, United States
  • Died: August 9, 1904, West Springfield, MA, United States
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (MH) (4-1429), Springfield, MA, United States

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