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

Charles Veal

  • Also Known As: Veale, Charles
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    4th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Seized the national colors, after two color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1838, Portsmouth, Portsmouth County, VA, United States
  • Died: July 27, 1872, Hampton, VA, United States
  • Buried: Hampton National Cemetery (MH) (F-5097), Hampton, VA, United States

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