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Charles C. Davis
[[Image:Medal of Honor, 1862-1895 Army version|center|200px|border]]Medal of Honor, 1862 – 1895 Army version
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Born: August 15, 1830(1830-08-15)
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Died: January 20, 1909 (aged 78)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Major
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Commands: 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles: American Civil War
*Battle of Hoover's Gap
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Charles C. Davis (August 15, 1830 – January 20, 1909) was an United States Army Medal of Honor recipient, honored for his actions in command of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Battle of Hoover's Gap of the American Civil War.


He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 1830. He later entered service as an officer with the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, United States Army at Harrisburg. He is one of two recipients of the Civil War Medal of Honor from Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.[1] He is interned at Harrisburg Cemetery.

Army service during the Civil War[]

Davis attained the rank of major in command of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was present at the Battle of Hoover's Gap, the principal battle fought in the Tullahoma Campaign (also known as the Middle Tennessee Campaign), of the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Shelbyville, Tennessee on June 27, 1863. The citation read: Led one of the most desperate and successful charges of the war. Date of issue: June 1894.

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Major, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Shelbyville, Tenn., June 27, 1863. Entered service at: Harrisburg, Pa. Born: August 15, 1830, Harrisburg, Pa. Date of issue: June 14, 1894.


Led one of the most desperate and successful charges of the war.[2]

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F


  1. "Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War". 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  2. "Charles C. Davis, Medal of Honor recipient". American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 


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