PHELPS, CHARLES E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 7th Maryland Infantry.
Place and date:   At Laurel Hill, Va., 8 May 1864.

Entered service at:   Baltimore, Md. Born: 1 May 1833, Guilford, Vt.

Date of issue:   30 March 1898.

Citation:   Rode to the head of the assaulting column, then much broken by severe losses and faltering under the close fire of artillery, placed himself conspicuously in front of the troops, and gallantly rallied and led them to within a few feet of the enemy's works, where he was severely wounded and captured.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)