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Charles Brown

Charles Brown

American soldier, recipient of the medal of honor
Charles Brown
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Intro American soldier, recipient of the medal of honor
A.K.A. Charles E. Brown
Was Military personnel
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 11 December 1841, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Death 20 February 1919, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (aged 77 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Peoplepill ID charles-brown-5
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Biography

Sergeant Charles E. Brown (December 11, 1841 – February 20, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Globe Tavern on 19 August 1864. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.

Biography

Brown was born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on 11 December 1841. He enlisted into the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September 1861. While in that battalion he was promoted to Sergeant and went on to earn the Medal of Honor for capturing the battle flag of the 47th Virginia Infantry during the Battle of Globe Tavern on 19 August 1864. He was subsequently promoted to 1st Lieutenant and then captain in command of his company, having fought throughout the war. He mustered out of service on 30 July 1865. The flag he captured is on display at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation

Capture of flag of 47th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).

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