of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
ROCKEFELLER, CHARLES M.
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant, Company A, 178th New York Infantry. Place
and Date: At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865. Entered Service At: New York. Birth:
New York. Date Of Issue: 2 August 1897.
Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a
reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering
severe loss in the attempt The information obtained by him was made the basis of the
orders for the assault that followed. He also advanced with a few followers, under the
fire of both sides, and captured 300 of the enemy who would otherwise have escaped.
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