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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 Antietam

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

The rest 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 & notes

Source of most bigraphical information is the Medal of Honor citation. The Company A roster kindly transcribed and posted online by Garth Donahue.


9/22/1842; Philadelphia, PA


8/15/1922 Philadelphia, PA; burial in Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA