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

Charles Maynard Holton

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    7th Michigan Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 14, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Falling Waters, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). In the midst of the battle with foot soldiers he dismounted to capture the flag.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Holton
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Holton
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 21, 1889
  • Born: May 25, 1838, Potter, Yates County, NY, United States
  • Died: August 25, 1899, Yakima, WA, United States
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery (MH) (1-0), Battle Creek, MI, United States

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