Charles N. Gardner

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Charles N. Gardner (March 29, 1845 – February 22, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Gardner received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Gardner's medal was won for capturing the flag at the Battle of Five Forks in Virginia on April 1, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on May 10, 1865.[2]

Gardner was from South Scituate in Massachusetts, present day Norwell, Massachusetts.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Charles N. Gardner, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company E, 32d Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Five Forks, Virginia, for capture of flag.[1]

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