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Christopher C. Bruton
|Died||August 17, 1867
Caledonia Township, Michigan
||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1862, 1864 - 1865|
|Unit||22nd Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
• Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Christopher C. Bruton (or Braton) (1841–1867) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia fought on March 2, 1865. It was the final battle for Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early, whose force was destroyed.
Bruton joined the 18th New York Infantry in May 1861, and was discharged for disability in August 1862. He joined the 22nd New York Cavalry in January 1864, and was commissioned as an officer the following March. He mustered out with his regiment in August 1865.
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