Hot Springs National Cemetery Stories

Charles L. Russell

Charles L. Russell There are 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients and eight of them are interred in the state of South Dakota. One of these recipients was Charles L. Russell. In 1844, Charles L. Russell was born in Malone, New York. He was 6 feet tall, had a light complexion and blue eyes. Prior to the Civil War he was a brick maker in Newburgh, New York, before enlisting in the United States Army. He…