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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/10/1840 Danville, Vermont. d. 16/05/1910 Portland, Maine.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Sailor's Creek, Virginia.

 

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry, eventually rising to Colonel and commander of the regiment. While a Major, he was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Sailors Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865.

 

His Medal was issued on March 29, 1899. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services". He had a long and respected career as a laywer and judge after the war, and served as a Brigadier General of Volunteers during the 1898 Spanish-American War.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Displayed extraordinary gallantry in leading a charge of his regiment which resulted in the capture of a large number of prisoners and a stand of colors.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, PORTLAND, MAINE.

Section R, Lot 845

Charles Porter Mattocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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