HOLTON, CHARLES M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company A, 7th Michigan Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Falling Waters, Va., 14 July 1863.

Entered service at:   Battle Creek, Mich. Born: 25 May 1838, Potter, N.Y.

Date of issue:   21 March 1889.

Citation:   Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). In the midst of the battle with foot soldiers he dismounted to capture the flag.

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)