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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/01/1843 Germany. d. 11/02/1930 Chillicothe, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01-03/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Enderlin was born in Germany and grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army in November 1861. Enderlin thought his unit was not directly engaged, so the bugler voluntarily joined the defense of Cemetery Ridge. On July 2, during combat, George Nixon III (the great-grandfather of American President Richard Nixon) was wounded and was carried out of harm's way by Enderlin. For this action, he was promoted to sergeant the next day, and received the Medal of Honor on September 11, 1897.

 

Enderlin was later wounded in his right foot at the Battle of Dallas, and served in the Veteran Reserve Corps until his discharge in May 1865.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily took a rifle and served as a soldier in the ranks during the first and second days of the battle. Voluntarily and at his own imminent peril went into the enemy's lines at night and, under a sharp fire, rescued a wounded comrade.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GRANDVIEW CEMETERY, CHILLICOTHE, OHIO.

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Richard Enderlin

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