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TOMPKINS, CHARLES

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Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brevet Brigadier General) 2d U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1861 Fort Monroe, Hampton County, Virginia

Citation

Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.