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Charles Day
Born (1844-05-28)May 28, 1844
West Laurens, New York
Died June 29, 1901(1901-06-29) (agedĀ 57)
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Buried
Prospect Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Private
Unit Pennsylvania 210th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Company K
Battles/wars Battle of Hatcher's Run
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Charles Day (May 28, 1844 to July 29, 1901) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Day received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Hatcher's Run in Virginia on 6 February 1865. He was honored with the award on 20 July 1897.


Biography

Day was born in West Laurens, New York on 28 May 1844. He enlisted in the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry. He died on 29 July 1901 and his remains are interred at the Prospect Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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