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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Frederick W Fuger

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel, Ret.)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Battery A,
    4th U.S. Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

All the officers of his battery having been killed or wounded and five of its guns disabled in Pickett's assault, he succeeded to the command and fought the remaining gun with most distinguished gallantry until the battery was ordered withdrawn.

Medal of Honor Recipient Frederick W. Fuger
Medal of Honor Recipient Frederick W. Fuger
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 24, 1897
  • Born: June 18, 1836, Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Died: October 13, 1913, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (1-511), Arlington, VA, United States

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