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Charles Breyer
Born (1844-06-19)June 19, 1844
Died September 9, 1914(1914-09-09) (aged 70)
Place of birth England
Buried at Limerick Church Burial Ground
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company I, 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars First Battle of Rappahannock Station
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Charles Breyer (June 19, 1844 to September 9, 1914)[1] was an English soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Breyer received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the First Battle of Rappahannock Station in Virginia on 23 August 1862. He was honored with the award on 8 July 1896.[1][2][3][4]

BiographyEdit

Breyer was born in England on 19 June 1844 and enlisted into the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2] He died on 9 September 1914 and his remains are interred at the Limerick Church Burial Ground in Pennsylvania.[5]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Voluntarily, and at great personal risk, picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.[1][2][3]

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