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Charles Day

Date of birth: May 28, 1844
Date of death: July 29, 1901
Burial location: Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: New York, West Laurens
Home of record: Richmond Pennsylvania


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles Day, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 February 1865, while serving with Company K, 210th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. Private Day seized the colors of another regiment of the brigade, the regiment having been thrown into confusion and the Color Bearer killed, and bore said colors throughout the remainder of the engagement.

General Orders: Date of Issue: July 20, 1897

Action Date: February 6, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company K

Division: 210th Pennsylvania Infantry