Charles S. Fall

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Charles S. Fall
Born (1840-11-12)November 12, 1840
Noble County, Indiana
Died June 4, 1918(1918-06-04) (aged 77)
Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Michigan Company E, 26th Michigan Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Charles S. Fall (November 12, 1840 to June 4, 1918) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Fall received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in Virginia on 12 May 1864. He was honored with the award on 13 May 1899.[1][2][3][4]


Fall was born in Noble County, Indiana on 12 November 1840. He enlisted into the 26th Michigan Infantry. He died on 4 June 1918 and his remains are interred at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in California.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Was one of the first to mount the Confederate works, where he bayoneted two of the enemy and captured a Confederate flag, but threw it away to continue the pursuit of the enemy.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Charles S. Fall". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Fall, Charles S". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Sue Imogene Silliman (1996). Michigan Military Records. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 188. ISBN 0806303123.