VEAL, CHARLES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company D, 4th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date:   At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: Portsmouth, Va.

Birth:   Portsmouth Va.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Seized the national colors after 2 color bearers had been shot down close to the enemy's works, and bore them through the remainder of the battle.

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)