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

Joseph E Brandle

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Color Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    17th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: November 16, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Lenoire, Tennessee, USA
Citation
While color bearer of his regiment, having been twice wounded and had the sight of one eye destroyed, Brandle still held to the colors until ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 20, 1897
  • Born: October 8, 1835, Seneca County, OH, United States
  • Died: May 13, 1909, Coldwater, MI, United States
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (MH) (2-78), Coldwater, MI, United States
 

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