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

Charles H Tracy

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    37th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Spotsylvania & Petersburg, Virginia, USA
At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of safety a wounded and helpless officer. On 2 April 1865, advanced with the pioneers, and, under heavy fire, assisted in removing two lines of chevaux-de-frise; was twice wounded but advanced to the third line, where he was again severely wounded, losing a leg.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Tracy
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles H. Tracy
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 19, 1897
  • Born: 1833, Jewett City, New London County, CT, United States
  • Died: September 13, 1911
  • Buried: Fairview Cemetery (MH), Chicopee, MA, United States

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