|Charles M. Thatcher|
|Died||December 13, 1900|
|Place of birth||Coldwater, Michigan|
|Buried at||Kalkaska, Michigan|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters|
Battle of the Crater|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Charles M. Thatcher (1844 - December 13, 1900) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Thatcher received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Thatcher's medal was won for his heroism in the Battle of the Crater in Virginia on July 30, 1864. He was honored with the award on July 31, 1896.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles M. Thatcher, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 30 July 1864, while serving with Company B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, in action at Petersburg, Virginia. Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety, Private Thatcher continued to return the enemy's fire until he was captured.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: T–Z
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of the Crater
References[edit | edit source]
- "Charles M. Thatcher". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=453. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- "Civil War (T-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_tz.html#THATCHER. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
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