About Charles B Tanner, 2LT
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Charles B. Tanner, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 September 1862, while serving with Company H, 1st Delaware Infantry, in action at Antietam, Maryland. Second Lieutenant Tanner carried off the regimental colors, which had fallen within 20 yards of the enemy's lines, the color guard of nine men having all been killed or wounded; was himself three times wounded.
General Orders: Date of Issue: December 13, 1889
Action Date: September 17, 1862
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Company: Company H
Division: 1st Delaware Infantry