|Born||January 22, 1843|
|Died||October 17, 1924(aged 81)|
|Place of birth||Earith, Cambridgeshire, England|
|Place of death||Norwalk, Ohio|
|Place of burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861–1864|
|Unit||Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
American Civil War|
*Battle of Gettysburg
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Stacey was born in Cambridgeshire, England. He enlisted in the Army on 13 September 1861 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. 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, 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., 2-July 3, 1863. Entered service at: Norwalk, Ohio. 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.
- Battle of McDowell
- Battle of Cross Keys
- Battle of Cedar Mountain
- Second Battle of Bull Run
- Battle of Chancellorsville
- Gettysburg Campaign
- Battle of Gettsyburg
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- "STACEY, CHARLES". CMOHS. 2014. http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1294/stacey-charles.php. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
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- Find a Grave, Charles Stacey
- Ohio in the Civil War: 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry by Larry Stevens
- National flag of the 55th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry
- Regimental flag of the 55th Ohio Infantry
- Eye witness accounts by Sergeant Luther Mesnard of Company D of OH 55th
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