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Charles P. Davis
Born (1872-06-05)June 5, 1872
Died May 28, 1943(1943-05-28) (aged 70)
Place of birth Long Prairie, Minnesota
Place of death Valley City, North Dakota
Place of burial Mandan, North Dakota
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army National Guard
Rank Corporal
Unit G Company, 1st North Dakota Volunteers
Battles/wars Philippine Insurrection
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles P. Davis (June 5, 1872–May 28, 1943) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War on May 16, 1899 with 29 other members of Young's Scout. He was one of thirteen members of Young's Scouts who were awarded the Medal of Honor between May 13–16, 1899.

Charles Davis is buried in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota. His grave can be located in section C, site 437.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company G, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Place and date: Near San Isidro, Philippine Islands, May 16, 1899. Entered service at: Valley City, N. Dak. Birth: Long Prairie, Minn. Date of issue: April 28, 1906.


With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Charles P. Davis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients - Philippine Insurrection". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 


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