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Charles A. Goheen
Born August 5, 1843
Died May 8, 1889
Place of birth Groveland, New York
Buried at Honeoye Falls, New York
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit New York Company G, 8th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Waynesboro
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Charles A. Goheen (August 5, 1843 - May 8, 1899) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Goheen received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor.[1] Goheen's medal was won for capturing the flag at the Battle of Waynesboro in Virginia on March 2, 1865.[1] He was honored with the award on March 26, 1865.[2]

Goheen was born in Groveland, New York, entered service in Rochester, and was buried in Honeoye Falls, New York.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Sergeant Charles Arthur Goheen, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 March 1865, while serving with Company G, 8th New York Cavalry, in action at Waynesboro, Virginia, for capture of flag.[1]

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