Charles Brown (Medal of Honor)

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Charles Brown
aboard USS Colorado in 1871 with a sujagi: (right to left) Cpl Charles Brown, Pvt Hugh Purvis, possibly Cyrus Hayden. Photograph by Felice Beato
New York City, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1870 - 1871
UnitUSS Colorado
AwardsMedal of Honor

Corporal Charles Brown (born 1849) received the United States's highest honor for bravery. It is called the Medal of Honor. Corporal Brown was a United States Marine. He was born in New York City. He enlisted in Hong Kong in 1870. The tracking number for his Medal of Honor is number 169. It is dated 8 February 1872. He received the medal for his actions while stationed aboard the USS Colorado.

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On board the USS Colorado in action against a Korean fort on 11 June 1871. Assisted in capturing the Korean standard in the center of the citadel of the fort.[1]

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  1. "Brown, Charles". Medal of Honor recipients — Korean Campaign 1871. United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on December 14, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

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