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In Tennessee, the Seventh Pennsylvania's bold cavalry charge wins their leader a Medal of Honor

Charles C. Davis, detail
06/27/1863
As part of an operation to drive Confederate forces from Tennessee, the Seventh Pennylsvania Cavalry charged the defenders of Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Down a narrow lane wide enough only for four horsemen abreast, and against two cannon, the Seventh, with Major Charles C. Davis of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the lead, drove the enemy back through the town, with the loss of only two men.  A superior noted "a more gallant charge was never made" and Major Davis was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploit.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Walter Frederick Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel, Deeds of Valor: from records in the archives of the United States government; how American heroes won the Medal of Honor ... (Detroit, MI: Perrien-Keydel Co., 1901), I: 216-217.

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