Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Charles M Thatcher

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    1st Michigan Sharpshooters
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety, continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 31, 1896
  • Born: 1844, Coldwater, Branch County, MI, United States
  • Died: December 13, 1900
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (206-2), Kalkaska, MI, United States

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