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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 27/03/1842 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. d. 21/07/1902 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/05/1864 Spotsylvania, Virginia.

 

Fasnacht was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on 27 March 1842. He enlisted in the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. He died on 21 July 1902 and his remains are interred at the Greenwood Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

 

After performing the act of gallantry earned him the Medal of Honor on 12 May 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, he was captured by the Confederates, after being wounded on the battlefield. Having hid the captured flag under his shirt, he was later rescued by Union troops while being transferred to Richmond, Virginia. Fasnacht continued to fight in the war until he was mustered out on 1 July 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Capture of flag of 2nd Louisiana Tigers (C.S.A.) in a hand-to-hand contest.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA.

Mifflin Section, Lot 1010, Grave 7

Charles H Fasnacht

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