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Louis J. Bruner

Date of birth: October 6, 1843
Date of death: January 28, 1912
Burial location: Portland, Indiana
Place of Birth: Indiana, Monroe County
Home of record: Clifty Brumer Indiana


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Louis J. Bruner, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 December 1863, while serving with Company H, 5th Indiana Cavalry, in action at Walker's Ford, Tennessee. Private Bruner voluntarily passed through the enemy's lines under fire and conveyed to a battalion, then in a perilous position and liable to capture, information which enabled it to reach a point of safety.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 9, 1896

Action Date: December 2, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company H

Division: 5th Indiana Cavalry