b. 1841 Ireland. d. 14/06/1867 Caledonia, Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/03/1865 Waynesboro, Virginia.
Bruton joined the 18th New York Infantry in May 1861, and was discharged for disability in August 1862. He joined the 22nd New York Cavalry in January 1864, and was commissioned as an officer the following March. He mustered out with his regiment in August 1865. Bruton died of consumption aged just 26 and was buried in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Caledonia, Michigan.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Captain (Cavalry) Christopher C. Bruton, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 March 1865, while serving with Company C, 22d New York Cavalry, in action at Waynesboro, Virginia, for capture of General Early’s headquarters flag, Confederate national standard.
BURIAL LOCATION: ST PATRICK’S CEMETERY, CALEDONIA, MICHIGAN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.