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Charles Stacey



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Woodlawn Cemetery

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Born:  January 22, 1842 at England

Entered Service in the US Army from Norwalk, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism July 02, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA

Died:  October 17, 1924 at the age of 82

Private Charles Stacey was one of 63 men who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 - 3, 1863. On the second day of that battle, Private Stacey's unit was in position near the Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads. Company H was sent out as skirmishers but was driving back. Company D was then ordered to replace them, and also met a withering fire from enemy sharpshooters. Private Stacey volunteered to go to an advanced position to locate them, and upon finding the enemy sharpshooters, began returning their fire. He remained in this exposed position alone until his company was recalled. Later that night his company was again sent forward. In that action Private Stacey was captured and taken as a prisoner of war.



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