George W. Clute

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George W. Clute
Born (1842-06-11)June 11, 1842
Marathon Township, Michigan
Died February 13, 1919(1919-02-13) (aged 76)
Mount Morris, Michigan
Buried at Mount Morris Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Michigan Company I, 14th Michigan Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Corporal George Washington Clute (June 11, 1842 to February 13, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Clute received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Bentonville in North Carolina on 19 March 1865. He was honored with the award on 26 August 1898.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Clute was born in Marathon Township, Michigan on 11 June 1842. He enlisted into the 14th Michigan Infantry. He died on 13 February 1919 and his remains are interred at the Mount Morris Cemetery in Mount Morris, Michigan.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

In a charge, captured the flag of the 40th North Carolina (Confederate States of America), the flag being taken in a personal encounter with an officer who carried and defended it.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "George Washington Clute". Retrieved 27 October 2013.