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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 14/12/1842 Cincinnati, Ohio. d. 11/07/1924 Santa Monica, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

He was born in Kentucky and fought on the side of the Union during the American Civil War. While fighting in Vicksburg he, along with 149 others charged the Confederate fortification called the Stockade Redan, which guarded the Graveyard Road approach to the city. These men were to fill in the ditch in front of the work and carried only debris, planks, and ladders as they charged. Those that reached the ditch took refuge in it at the base of the redan, only to be pinned down by intense Confederate fire. They continued to resist Confederate attacks until nightfall and Rundle and a few others managed to escape.

 

After the war he became a farmer in Colorado and started a family. While living in Grand Junction he was arrested he resisted a city marshal attempts to capture his dog, but was found not guilty of interfering with a city marshal. He sold his farm in 1902 and worked in the Grand Junction Post Office until retiring in 1919. After retiring they moved to southern California attempting to improve his wife's health. He and his wife, Hettie, lived in an old soldiers' home until they died and were buried side-by-side at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

 

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Gallantry in the charge of the 'volunteer storming party'.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

Section 34, Row I, Grave 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles W Rundle

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