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Charles Breyer
Born (1844-06-19)June 19, 1844
England
Died September 9, 1914(1914-09-09) (aged 70)
Buried
Limerick Church Burial Ground
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry - Company I
Battles/wars First Battle of Rappahannock Station
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Sergeant Charles Breyer (June 19, 1844 to September 9, 1914) was an English soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Breyer received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the First Battle of Rappahannock Station in Virginia on 23 August 1862. He was honored with the award on 8 July 1896.

Biography

Breyer was born in England on 19 June 1844 and enlisted into the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died on 9 September 1914 and his remains are interred at the Limerick Church Burial Ground in Pennsylvania.

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