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Charles A. Read
Birth: 1837, Sweden
Death: unknown

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Sweden and entered the Union Navy in Ohio. His citation reads "Served as coxswain on board the USS Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as the first sponger of the pivot gun during this bitter engagement, Read exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended for his gallantry under fire by his divisional officer." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12931846

G.O. No.45; 31 December 1864
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 8, 2017

- Rubbings
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
Rest in Peace, Charles. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 2, 2008
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