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b. 30/04/1842 Macomb, New York.  d. 06/04/1914 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/07/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as Captain of Company L, 14th New York Volunteer Infantry. His citation reads: In the Union assault at the Crater (July 30, 1864), and in the Confederate assault repelled at Fort Haskell, displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was 3 times wounded, and suffered loss of a leg. He was brevetted Major for this action. The medal was awarded to him on April 5, 1898.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Field Artillery) Charles H. Houghton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism while serving with Company L, 14th New York Artillery at Petersburg and Fort Haskell, Virginia. In the Union assault at the Crater, 30 July 1864, and in the Confederate assault repelled at Fort Haskell 25 March 1865, Captain Hughton displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was three times wounded, and suffered loss of a leg.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Site 2411-WS

Charles H Houghton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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