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THOMPSON, CHARLES

thompson charles

After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought singlehanded for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: Second Lieutenant) Company D, 17th Michigan Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1864 Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio

Citation

After the regiment was surrounded and all resistance seemed useless, fought singlehanded for the colors and refused to give them up until he had appealed to his superior officers.