b. 30/03/1845 Baden, Germany. d. 05/08/1912 Quincy, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/05/1871 Whetstone Mountains, Arizona.
Hermann Emil Fichter was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany on March 30, 1845. He emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the U.S. Army in New York City, New York. He was assigned to frontier duty in the Arizona Territory with the 3rd U.S. Cavalry and took part in the Apache Wars. On May 5, 1871, Fichter was cited for "gallantry in action" while fighting the Apache in the Whetstone Mountains. He was one of five members of his regiment, including Sergeant John Mott, Private John Kilmartin, Private Daniel H. Miller and Private John P. Yount, to receive the Medal of Honor at the end of the year. After leaving the army, Fichter settled in Quincy, Illinois and died there on August 5, 1912, at the age of 67.
Gallantry in action.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAINT BONIFACE CEMETERY, QUINCY, ILLINOIS.
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