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b. 18/08/1844 Grafton, Massachusetts.  d. 06/11/1920 Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/03/1865 Fort Stedman, Virginia.

 

Pinkham joined the Army from Worcester, Massachusetts in December 1863, and was mustered out as a brevet Captain in July 1865.

 

He had been a Sergeant Major with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, and was "among the soldiers who stormed Fort Steadman during the Battle of Petersburg in March 1865." His official Medal of Honor citation reads: "Captured the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) and saved his own colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp."

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Captured the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.), and saved his own colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOPE CEMETERY, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.

Section 51, Lot 5889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles H Pinkham

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