Charles H. De Puy

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Charles H. DePuy
Born (1842-09-08)September 8, 1842
Sherman, Michigan
Died January 6, 1935(1935-01-06) (aged 92)
Buried at Evergreen Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Michigan Company H, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
Battles/wars Battle of the Crater
Awards Medal of Honor
For the chemist, see Charles H. DePuy (chemist).

First Sergeant Charles H. DePuy (September 8, 1842 to January 6, 1935) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. DePuy received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of the Crater in Petersburg, Virginia on 30 July 1864. He was honored with the award on 30 July 1896.[1][2]


DePuy was born in Sherman, Michigan on 8 September 1842. He enlisted into the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. He died on 6 January 1935 and his remains are interred at the Evergreen Cemetery in Michigan.

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Being an old artillerist, aided General Bartlett in working the guns of the dismantled fort.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles H. Depuy". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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