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Charles E. Brown

Date of birth: December 11, 1841
Date of death: February 20, 1919
Burial location: Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County
Home of record: Schuylkill Haven 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 Sergeant Charles E. Brown, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 19 August 1864, while serving with Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Weldon Railroad, Virginia, for capture of flag of 47th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 1, 1864

Action Date: August 19, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company C

Division: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry