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Charles Porter Mattocks, American soldier. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, May 29, 1899, “for extraordinary gallantry at Little Sailor’s Creek, Va. member Maine House of Representatives, 1880-1884; member executive commission for Maine, Chicago Exposition, 1893.

Background

Mattocks, Charles Porter was born on October 11, 1840 in Danville, Vermont, United States. Son of Henry and Martha (Porter) Mattocks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin, 1862. A.M., 1865; served in 17th Maine Infantry as Lieutenant, August 2, 1862. Captain, December 4, 1862.

Major, December 22, 1863. Colonel, May 15, 1865. Commanded 1st United States Sharpshooters in winter and spring of 1864.

Bvtd.: colonel vols., April 9, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services during campaign ending with surrender of General R. E. Lee”. Brigadier general vols., March 13, 1865, “for faithful and meritorious services”. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, May 29, 1899, “for extraordinary gallantry at Little Sailor’s Creek, Virginia,” April 6, 1865, Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1867, and from then in practice at Portland.

Career

County attorney Cumberland Company, Maine, 1869-1872. Member Maine House of Representatives, 1880-1884. Member executive commission for Maine, Chicago Exposition, 1893.

Probate judge 1900-1907.

Membership

Member Maine House of Representatives, 1880-1884. Member executive commission for Maine, Chicago Exposition, 1893.

Connections

Married June 27, 1871.

father:
Henry Mattocks

mother:
Martha (Porter) Mattocks

spouse:
June 27