Charles H. Pinkham

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Charles H. Pinkham
Born 1844
Grafton, Massachusetts
Died 1920 (aged 75–76)
Place of burial Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank Brevet Captain
Unit 57th Massachusetts Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Fort Stedman
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles H. Pinkham (18 August 1844 – 6 November 1920) was born in Grafton, Massachusetts in 1844. In 1895, President Grover Cleveland presented him with the Medal of Honor for his service in the American Civil War. He is buried in Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Pinkham joined the Army from Worcester, Massachusetts in December 1863, and was mustered out as a brevet Captain in July 1865.

He had been a Sergeant Major with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, and was "among the soldiers who stormed Fort Steadman during the Battle of Petersburg in March 1865." His official Medal of Honor citation reads: "Captured the flag of the 57th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) and saved his own colors by tearing them from the staff while the enemy was in the camp."


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.

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