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MY GREAT GREAT MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, CHARLES STACEY, WON THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR IN THE CIVIL WAR. BELOW IS THE DESCRIPTION:
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The American's Creed

The American's Creed
by

William Tyler Page

 


 

"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity, for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it, to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies."

 

 


 

STACEY, CHARLES

Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 55th Ohio Infantry. Place and date: At Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Entered service at: ------. Birth: England. Date of issue: 23 June 1896. Citation: Voluntarily took an advanced position on the skirmish line for the purpose of ascertaining the location of Confederate sharpshooters, and under heavy fire held the position thus taken until the company of which he was a member went back to the main line.