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Federal (USV)


Charles H. Clausen

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted on 25 April 1861 as Corporal, Company I, 17th Pennsylvania Infantry for three months service. He mustered out with them on 2 August and enlisted again, as First Sergeant, Company H, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 7 October 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 12 September 1863. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 where he was seriously wounded. He was promoted to Captain of Company E on 1 October 1864 and by the battle at Fort Stevens, outside Washington DC on 12 July 1864, he was listed in command of the regiment. He mustered out on 28 June 1865 in Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/22/1842; Philadelphia, PA


08/15/1922; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25943]