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Federal (USV)


Charles H Clausen

(1842 - 1922)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed on the roster of the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry as 1st Lieutenant, Company A, in August 1861.

The remainder of the War:
At Spottsylvania Courthouse (May 12, 1864) he was First Lieutenant, Company H of the 61st. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for action there. By the battle at Fort Stevens, ouside Washington DC (July 12, 1864) he was listed in command of the regiment - the position he held as the War ended for his unit at Appomatox in April 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source of most bigraphical information is the Medal of Honor citation. The Company A roster kindly transcribed and posted online by Garth Donahue.

Birth Date: 9/22/1842    Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA    
Death Date: 8/15/1922    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

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