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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1844 Coldwater, Michigan.  d. 13/12/1900 Kalkaska, Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/07/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisioner of war. He served as a Private in the Union Army in Company B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on July 30, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety, continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.

 

BURIAL LOCATION:  EVERGREEN CEMETERY, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN.

Lot 206, Grave 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles M Thatcher

THATCHER C M GRAVE