Charles Brown (soldier)

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Charles E. Brown
Born (1841-12-11)December 11, 1841
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Died February 20, 1919(1919-02-20) (aged 77)
Buried at Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service September 9, 1861 to July 30, 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Globe Tavern
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Charles E. Brown (December 11, 1841 to February 20, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Globe Tavern on 19 August 1864. He was honored with the award on 1 December 1864.[1][2]


Brown was born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on 11 December 1841. He enlisted into the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September 1861. While in that battalion he was promoted to Sergeant and went on to earn the Medal of Honor for capturing the battle flag of the 47th Virginia Infantry during the Battle of Globe Tavern on 19 August 1864. He was subsequently promoted to 1st Lieutenant and then captain in command of his company, having fought throughout the war. He mustered out of service on 30 July 1865. The flag he captured is on display at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Capture of flag of 47th Virginia Infantry (Confederate States of America).[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles E. Brown". Retrieved 18 October 2013.