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Charles H Pinkham

  • Rank: Sergeant Major (Highest Rank: Brevet Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    57th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Stedman, Virginia, USA
Captured the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), and saved his own colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Pinkham
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Pinkham
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 15, 1895
  • Born: August 18, 1844, Grafton, Worcester County, MA, United States
  • Died: November 6, 1920
  • Buried: Hope Cemetery (PM) (51-324-RC), Worcester, MA, United States

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