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

Charles Porter Mattocks

Details
  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    17th Maine Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 6, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA
Citation

Displayed extraordinary gallantry in leading a charge of his regiment which resulted in the capture of a large number of prisoners and a stand of colors.

Medal of Honor Recipient Charles P. Mattocks
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles P. Mattocks
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Portland, Cumberland County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 29, 1899
  • Born: October 11, 1840, Danville, Caledonia County, VT, United States
  • Died: May 16, 1910, Portland, ME, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (R-845), Portland, ME, United States
 

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