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Charles H. Clausen

Date of birth: September 22, 1842
Date of death: August 15, 1922
Burial location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Home of record: Philadelphia 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 First Lieutenant Charles H. Clausen, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company H, 61st Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia. Although severely wounded, First Lieutenant Clausen led the regiment against the enemy, under a terrific fire, and saved a battery from capture.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 25, 1892

Action Date: May 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company H

Division: 61st Pennsylvania Infantry