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Army Medal of Honor

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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