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Charles F. Sancrainte
Born (1838-02-28)February 28, 1838
Died May 5, 1910(1910-05-05) (aged 72)
Place of birth Monroe County, Michigan, US
Place of death Buffalo, New York, US
Buried at United German and French Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Atlanta
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Charles Francis Xavier Sancrainte (born Sanscrainte, February 28, 1838 – May 5, 1910) was an American soldier who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for valor.

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Sancrainte received the Medal of Honor on July 25, 1892 for his actions at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864 while with Company B of the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[1]

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles Francis Sancrainte, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 22 July 1864, while serving with Company B, 15th Michigan Infantry, in action at Atlanta, Georgia. Private Sancrainte voluntarily scaled the enemy's breastworks and signaled to his commanding officer in charge; also in single combat captured the colors of the 5th Texas Regiment (Confederate States of America)."[2]

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