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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1849 New York. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1871 Korea.

 

He was born in New York City, and enlisted in the Marine Corps from Hong Kong in June 1870, aboard the USS Ashuelot. His Medal of Honor was approved under General Order No. 169, dated 8 February 1872. There is no record of Brown having received his medal, as he deserted from the Marine Corps in October 1871, before the medal was approved.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the USS Colorado in action against a Korean fort on 11 June 1871. Assisted in capturing the Korean standard in the center of the Citadel of the Korean Fort, June 11, 1871.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Charles Brown

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