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Charles L. Barrell

Date of birth: August 1, 1842
Date of death: April 18, 1914
Burial location: Wayland, Michigan
Place of Birth: New York, Conquest
Home of record: Leighton Michigan


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 L. Barrell, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on April, 1865, while serving with Company C, 102d Colored Infantry, in action at Camden, South Carolina, in hazardous service in marching through the enemy's country to bring relief to his command.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 14, 1891

Action Date: April, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company C

Division: 102d Colored Infantry