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Frederick Phisterer

Date of birth: October 11, 1836
Date of death: July 13, 1909
Burial location: Columbus, Ohio
Place of Birth: Germany, Germany
Home of record: Medina County Ohio


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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Frederick Phisterer, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 31 December 1862, while serving with 18th U.S. Infantry, in action at Stone River, Tennessee. First Lieutenant Phisterer voluntarily conveyed, under a heavy fire, information to the commander of a battalion of regular troops by which the battalion was saved from capture or annihilation.

General Orders: Date of Issue: December 12, 1894

Action Date: December 31, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Division: 18th U.S. Infantry