Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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

Christian A Fleetwood

  • Rank: Sergeant Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    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 colors, after two color bearers had been shot down, and bore them nobly through the fight.
Medal of Honor Recipient Christian A. Fleetwood
Medal of Honor Recipient Christian A. Fleetwood
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: July 21, 1840, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD, United States
  • Died: September 28, 1914, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Harmony Memorial Park (MH) (128-4) , Landover, MD, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

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