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Charles P. Mattocks
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Born (1840-10-11)October 11, 1840
Danville, Vermont
Died May 16, 1910(1910-05-16) (aged 69)
Portland, Maine
Place of burial
Evergreen Cemetery (Portland, Maine)
Allegiance United States United States
Union
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862–1865, 1898
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Unit Maine 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor
Signature Charles P Mattocks 1880 print signature (cropped).jpg

Charles Porter Mattocks (October 11, 1840 – May 16, 1910) was a colonel in the Union Army. He was given the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Civil War. He was born in Danville, Vermont and served in the 17th Maine Infantry during the American Civil War. After being captured by the Confederate States Army he was a prisoner of war for nine months in Danville, Virginia. Later, he commanded the Maine State Militia and fought as a Brigadier General during the Spanish–American War. He was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1880, was a county attorney for Cumberland County, Maine, and argued a case in the Supreme Court.


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