[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
Charles Augustus Thompson
Organization: Company D, 17th Michigan Infantry
Entered Service: Kalamazoo, Mich.
Birth: 1843, Perrysburg, Ohio.
Date Medal Issued: 27 July 1896.
Date of Action: 12 May 1864.
Place of Action: Spotsylvania, Va.
After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought single-handed for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.
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