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Charles W. McKay
Birth: Jan. 25, 1847
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1912
Todd County
Minnesota, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company C, 154th New York Infantry for action on May 8, 1864 at Dug Gap, Georgia. His citation reads "Voluntarily risked his life in rescuing under the fire of the enemy a wounded comrade who was lying between the lines." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
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  Elizabeth T. McKay (1856 - 1909)
  Clara C Onan McKay (____ - 1888)*
  Blanche Margaret Mckay Shafer (1878 - 1952)*
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Oak Grove Cemetery
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8657875
Charles W. McKay
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Charles W. McKay
Added by: Don Morfe
Charles W. McKay
Added by: Don Morfe
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- Old Waco
 Added: Oct. 16, 2016
Captain, thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016
"Nobody gets left behind". You and Stephen Welch both showed an incredible amount of courage and intrepidity when you risked your lives to save Cpl. George Greek. Many thanks for your service in the Civil War and RIP
- John Haseltine
 Added: Mar. 25, 2016
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