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Charles Stacey
Born (1843-01-22)January 22, 1843
Died October 17, 1924(1924-10-17) (aged 81)
Place of birth Earith, Cambridgeshire, England
Place of death Norwalk, Ohio
Place of burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1861–1864
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Stacey (January 22, 1843 – October 17, 1924) was a United States Army soldier who received a Medal of Honor for the heroism he displayed when fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.


Stacey was born in Cambridgeshire, England. He enlisted in the Army on 13 September 1861[1] in the Union Army in Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry. At Gettysburg, the main body of the 55th was kept in reserve, but its skirmishers were sent out in front of Cemetery Hill.[2] On July 2, during combat, Stacey voluntarily took a position on the skirmish line further towards the Confederates to help find snipers that were attacking the artillery on Cemetery Hill. He remained out front even after the skirmishers were called back in. He was taken prisoner and remained a POW until 19 May 1864. On October 19, 1864,[1] he mustered out at the end of his enlistment and returned to Ohio.

Stacey is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa.,[3] 2-July 3, 1863. Entered service at: Norwalk, Ohio.[4] Birth: England. Date of issue: September 11, 1897.


Voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.[5][6]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Roster Commission (1897), p. 57, Vol. V.
  2. Reid (1868b), p. 333, Vol. II.
  3. Roster Commission (1897), p. 37, Vol. V.
  4. Dyer (1908), p. 208.
  5. CMOHS (2014).
  6. VCOnline (2020).


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