Born at Ogdensburg, New York, April 30, 1842, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Captain, Company L, 14th New York Volunteer Infantry at Petersburg, Virginia, on July 30, 1864. The Medal was actually issued to him on April 5, 1898.
He died on April 6, 1914 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
HOUGHTON, CHARLES H.
Rank and organization: Captain, Company L, 14th New York Artillery. Place and date: At Petersburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864; 25 March 1865. Entered service at: Ogdensburg, New York. Born: 30 April 1842, Macomb, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Date of issue: 5 April 1898.
In the Union assault at the Crater (30 July 1864), and in the Confederate assault repelled at Fort Haskell, displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was 3 times wounded, and suffered loss of a leg.
HOUGHTON, CHARLES H
CAPT BVT MAJ CO L, 14TH NY HVY ARTY
DATE OF DEATH: 04/06/1914
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 WS SITE 2411
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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