TRACY, CHARLES H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company A, 37th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864; At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Springfield, Mass.

Birth:   Jewett City, Conn.

Date of issue:   19 November 1897.

Citation:   At the risk of his own life, at Spotsylvania, 12 May 1864, assisted in carrying to a place of safety a wounded and helpless officer. On 2 April 1865, advanced with the pioneers, and, under heavy fire, assisted in removing 2 lines of chevaux_de_frise; was twice wounded but advanced to the third line, where he was again severely wounded, losing a leg.

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)