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Charles H. Fasnacht

Date of birth: March 27, 1842
Date of death: July 21, 1902
Burial location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Lancaster County
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Status: POW


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 Sergeant Charles H. Fasnacht, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 May 1864, while serving with Company A, 99th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Spotsylvania, Virginia, for capture of flag of 2d Louisiana Tigers (Confederate States of America) in a hand-to-hand contest.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 2, 1878

Action Date: May 12, 1864

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Division: 99th Pennsylvania Infantry