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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.
US Army Medal of Honor, 1865
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