TOMPKINS, CHARLES H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Fairfax, Va., 1 June 1861.

Entered service at:   Brooklyn, N.Y.

Birth:   Fort Monroe, Va.

Date of issue:   13 November 1893.

Citation:   Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.

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)