ROCKEFELLER, CHARLES M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Lieutenant, Company A, 178th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 April 1865.

Entered service at:   New York.

Birth:   New York.

Date of issue:   2 August 1897.

Citation:   Voluntarily and alone, under a heavy fire, obtained valuable information which a reconnoitering party of 25 men had previously attempted and failed to obtain, suffering severe loss in the attempt The information obtained by him was made the basis of the orders for the assault that followed. He also advanced with a few followers, under the fire of both sides, and captured 300 of the enemy who would otherwise have escaped.

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)