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

Richard Enderlin

  • Rank: Musician (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    73d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1 - 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy's lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade.
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard Enderlin
Medal of Honor Recipient Richard Enderlin
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 11, 1897
  • Born: January 11, 1843, Germany
  • Died: February 11, 1930, Chillicothe, OH, United States
  • Buried: Grandview Cemetery (MH) (9-137), Chillicothe, OH, United States

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