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

Charles Mortimer Rockefeller

Details
  • Rank: Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    178th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 9, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Blakely, Alabama, USA
Citation
Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt. The information obtained by him was made the basis of the orders for the assault that followed. He also advanced with a few followers, under the fire of both sides, and captured 300 of the enemy who would otherwise have escaped.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Rockefeller
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Rockefeller
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 2, 1897
  • Born: September 18, 1844, Gallatin, Columbia County, NY, United States
  • Died: April 28, 1899, Manila (declared dead), Luzon, Philippine Islands
 

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