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Charles Shambaugh
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Born: August 25, 1839(1839-08-25)
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Died: October 13, 1913 (aged 74)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Corporal
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Unit: Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves
Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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Charles Shambaugh (August 25, 1839 – October 13, 1913) was born in Prussia and was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Charles City Crossroads.


Shambaugh joined the army in Indiana County, Pennsylvania and served in Company D of the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves. His Medal of Honor was officially awarded on July 17, 1866, and he is one of only two recipients of the medal from the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, the other being Henderson C. Howard.

He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery (Washington, D.C.)[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and Organization:

Corporal, Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves. Place and Date: At Charles City Crossroads, Va., June 30, 1862. Entered Service At: Indiana County, Pa. Birth: Prussia. Date Of Issue: July 17, 1866.


Capture of flag.[2][3][4]

See also[]


  1. Charles Shambaugh at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2007-11-06
  2. "11th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps". Medal of Honor recipients. Pennsylvania Roots. November 6, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  3. ""Civil War Medal of Honor citations" (S-Z): Shambaugh, Charles". Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  4. ""Medal of Honor website” (M-Z): Shambaugh, Charles". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-11-09.