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Soldier History

We now see the story of Charles H. Pinkham. In the 'live' system you could proceed in any order to the database sections underlined below. For our tour we will start with his home town, move to how he won the Medal of Honor, and then read about his regiment. (NOTE: not every soldier will have as much information about them in the Database as the example below shows. See'About the Database' for an explanation of why this is so.)

Charles H. Pinkham

Residence Worcester MA; a 19 year old Clerk.

Enlisted on 12/29/63 at Worcester, MA as a Private.

On 1/11/64 he mustered into "H" Co. MA 57th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/30/65 Delaney House, Washington, DC

He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/6/64 Wilderness, VA
* Returned 9/1/64 (place not stated)

* Corpl 3/1/64
* Sergt 9/1/64
* 1st Sergt 11/1/64
* Sergt Major 1/1/65
* 1st Lieut 3/13/65 by Brevet
* Capt 3/13/65 by Brevet
* 2nd Lieut 6/12/65

He was described at enlistment as:
5' 4", light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair

(Medal of Honor: for date of Action 03/25/65 Fort Stedman.)
Died after 1911 (date unknown).

Medal of Honor information that MAY pertain to this individual:
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on 
3/25/65 at Fort Stedman, VA.