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 Charles F. Cleveland

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Charles F. Cleveland

Birth
Hartford, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 29 Feb 1908 (aged 63)
Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Burial Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot Plot 34, Lot 3428
Memorial ID 8158 View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in Company C 26th N.Y. Volunteers in 1861. It was for his bravery on the bloody field of Antietam that he was awarded a medal by congress. The color bearer of the regiment was shot down and the flag dropped from his lifeless hands. Charles F. Cleveland sprang to the front, seized the fallen colors and bore them aloft amid the ringing cheers of his comrades. He was honorably discharged in 1863. Charles F, Cleveland was Chief of Police in Utica, New York from June of 1898 until the time of his death. He served the city of Utica for 34 years, working his way up the ranks in the police department.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 16 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8158/charles-f.-cleveland : accessed ), memorial page for Charles F. Cleveland (14 Aug 1844–29 Feb 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8158, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .