Charles Brown (Medal of Honor)

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Charles Brown
1871sujagi.jpg  US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
aboard USS Colorado in 1871 with a sujagi: (right to left) Cpl Charles Brown, Pvt Hugh Purvis, possibly Cyrus Hayden. Photograph by Felice Beato
Born 1849
New York City, New York
Died ?
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch USMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1870 - 1871
Rank Corporal
Unit USS Colorado
Awards Medal of Honor

Corporal Charles Brown (born 1849) received the United States's highest honor for bravery, the Medal of Honor. Corporal Brown was a United States Marine and was born in New York City. He enlisted in Hong Kong in 1870. The tracking number for his Medal of Honor is No.: 169, and is dated 8 February 1872. Brown never received his medal, as he deserted from the Marine Corps in October 1871. [1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: New York, N.Y. Enlisted at: Hong Kong, China. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.


On board the USS Colorado in action against a Korean fort on 11 June 1871. Assisted in capturing the Korean standard in the center of the citadel of the fort.[2]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Brown, Charles". Medal of Honor recipients — Korean Campaign 1871. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 


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