Charles H. Houghton
Colonel, United States Army
at Ogdensburg, New York, April 30, 1842, he earned the Medal of Honor during
the Civil War while serving as Captain, Company L, 14th New York Volunteer
Infantry at Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864. The Medal was actually
issued to him on April 5, 1898.
He died on April 6, 1914 and was buried in
Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company L, 14th New York Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864; 25 March 1865. Entered service at: Ogdensburg, New York. Born: 30 April 1842, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Date of issue: 5 April 1898.
In the Union assault at the Crater (30 July 1864), and in the Confederate assault repelled at Fort Haskell, displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was 3 times wounded, and suffered loss of a leg.
HOUGHTON, CHARLES H
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